McCain on U.S. Strikes vs ISIS: 'If It Weren't So Tragic It'd Almost Be Farce'
Greg Palkot reported on "America's Newsroom" this morning from near Kobani, where heavy fighting is going on between ISIS terrorists and Kurdish defenders of the Syrian town.
Palkot described a desperate situation for the Kurdish forces as ISIS continues to advance, despite more U.S. airstrikes.
Here's what we learned:
- Kurdish fighters' headquarters in the center of Kobani was taken over by ISIS, but fighting is still ongoing near that location.
- The only border crossing between Kobani and Turkey is under ISIS control. The crossing is the only way to get supplies and more fighters in.
- 25 U.S. airstrikes have taken place between Monday and Thursday in or around Kobani. In the week before that, there were just five.
Watch Palkot's report above, and for more on the battle, go to FoxNews.com.
Meantime, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) lashed out at Secretary of State John Kerry and continued his criticism of the U.S. effort against ISIS.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) October 9, 2014
McCain told Greta Van Susteren that the amount of airstrikes near Kobani are not nearly enough. He argued that the airstrikes are occurring on the outskirts of the town, because there is no one on the ground to direct strikes within the city.
McCain said the Kurdish peshmerga forces don't have the weapons or the military capability to fend off ISIS, adding that the Obama administration refuses to send the Kurds weapons.
"I'm beginning to believe, if it weren't so tragic, this would almost be farce," said McCain, adding that every time ISIS is attacked, Bashar al-Assad moves in and attacks the Free Syrian Army with "more intensity."
"This is really as convoluted and immoral as anything I have ever seen the United States of America do."
Watch that interview from Thursday's "On the Record" below: