McCain predicted nothing. There is a strong possibility that in his famous photo with the “moderate Syrian rebels,” he was posing with allies of the Islamic State. Now that there is abundant evidence that the Free Syrian Army is anything but “moderate,” he presses on with his delusions.
“McCain: ISIS’ rise like ‘watching a train wreck,'” by Jeremy Diamond, CNN, September 29, 2014:
Washington (CNN) — Sen. John McCain slammed President Barack Obama on Monday over his comments that U.S. intelligence underestimated ISIS.
McCain countered Obama’s assertions made on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” saying that ISIS’ expansion in Syria and Iraq was tied to the President’s decision not to leave a residual U.S. military force in Iraq and his refusal to arm moderate Syrian rebels last year despite urgings from his national security advisers.
“We predicted this and watched it,” McCain said on CNN’s “New Day.” “It was like watching a train wreck and warning every step of the way that this was happening.”
In the “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, Obama admitted that a chaotic Syria became “ground zero for jihadists around the world” and that the United States also underestimated the strength of Iraqi security forces….