Senator John McCain is a hero from his days imprisoned during the Vietnam War. Hat he did there in surviving is bar none heroic.
But his recent comments about President Trump were out of line.
First he praises President Trump for taking action on the Syrian airbase. He applauds the president’s decision to strike with missiles. ‘Well, I think the fact that we acted was very important. And I support the president’s action,” McCain said on a television interview.
But then the about face.
He said the military had the opportunity to do more damage. He mentioned the airbase the US flew out of and the capabilities of the aircraft.
‘But the signal that they’re able to fly almost right away out of the same facility indicates that I don’t think we did as thorough enough job, which would have been cratering the runways,’ McCain said Sunday morning on Face the Nation.
‘And somebody will say, “Well, then they can fill in the runways.” Yeah and we can crater them again too,’ he continued.
President Trump had tweeted a reason why he decided not to hit the runways.
‘The reason you don’t generally hit runways is that they are easy and inexpensive to quickly fix (fill in and top)!’ he wrote in a tweet Saturday.
Trump had previously stated he would not go after Syria. He once felt that the US should stay out of the Syrian conflict.
However he did change his mind. The picture of the innocents being killed by the chemical attack impacted the man.
McCain has even stated that the President and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements may have been partly to blame for the attacks.
That is an extreme statement to blame Assad’s action on something our president may have said or not said.
I think it probably was partially to blame,’ McCain said. ‘And Secretary Tillerson basically saying the same thing after kind of contradicting himself and then saying the same thing argues vigorously for a plan and a strategy.’
Senator McCain knows better than to Monday morning quarterback a decision. Trump’s tweet below is a great response to the McCain attacks.
Mr. McCain again we salute your past service. But you of all people know that this President has many sound military advisors that help formulate military strategy. They have been in the foxhole and they understand the enemy mindset.
Mr. Trump shows wisdom but taking what they say into advisement. The results speak for themselves.
Thank you President Trump for the Syrian response. It was awesome.