'Almost Embarrassing': McCain Slams Obama's Commitment to 'Failed' ISIS Strategy
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said on Fox Business Network that it was "almost embarrassing" hearing President Obama's remarks yesterday on his "nonexistent" strategy to defeat ISIS.
"He doubled down on a failed, nonexistent strategy yesterday and then took time to take shots at people like us, saying we want to 'pop off,'" said McCain, calling the remark by Obama "unpresidential."
McCain told Maria Bartiromo that "air power alone" won't destroy ISIS and called out Obama for making a "straw man" argument by claiming that those who disagree with his strategy want 100,000 troops on the ground.
McCain said he wants about 10,000 troops on the ground in a coalition of Arab nations, with France getting involved as well.
In his remarks from Turkey, Obama also defended his plan to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees, saying that each would undergo "rigorous screening and security checks."
McCain said it's "nearly impossible" to properly vet all of the refugees, adding that the concerns of U.S. governors are "legitimate."
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