Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the elder Republican statesman, said President Obama was “directly responsible” for the terror attack in Orlando due to his failure to combat the rise of the Islamic State terror group.
He answered the question about the gun debate by citing Obama’s culpability for the attack through his foreign policy.
“Barack Obama is directly responsible for it, because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al-Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures,” McCain said.
When pressed by a reporter on the claim that Obama was “directly” responsible, McCain reiterated his point — that Obama should not have withdrawn combat troops from Iraq.
“He pulled everybody out of Iraq, and I predicted at the time that ISIS would go unchecked, and there would be attacks on the United States of America,” he said. “It’s a matter of record, so he is directly responsible.”
You know I have heard John McCain say some truly despicable things about our President over the years but to blame him for what happened to all of those innocent people in Orlando, Florida is completely and utterly indefensible.
Later McCain tried to soften it with a follow up tweet:
Yeah, fuck that. He said it and I am sure that he meant to say it.To clarify, I was referring to Pres Obama’s national security decisions that have led to rise of #ISIL, not to the President himself— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) June 16, 2016
Gee and all of this time we kept assuming that Sarah Palin was foisted upon McCain during the 2008 election, only to learn that he essentially thinks just like she does.
By the way President Obama is in Orlando right now talking to the survivors and consoling the families of the victims. So blaming in for that tragedy right now, even in a bullshit passive aggressive manner, is beyond disgusting.