US Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain: “United States training young Syrians to fight against Bashar Assad”
US Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain has said that the United States has been training young Syrians in order to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
Criticizing President Barack Obama’s war strategy against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, Republican Senator McCain said Obama’s request for a war powers authorization is convoluted.
“In his proposal, he left out Bashar Assad, which is really amazing in that we are training young Syrians to go in and fight against Bashar Assad,” McCain said in an interview with NBC news channel on Sunday.
*Full transcript at http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-transcript-february-15-2015-n306696
“It’s really kind of convoluted and I’d say call it an uncertain trumpet,” he added.
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services also noted that Obama “hasn’t come forward with a plan or a strategy for us to have success.”
In a draft resolution to Congress on Wednesday, Obama formally asked Congress to authorize…
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