Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized President Obama on Sunday and said that the United States doesn’t have a strategy for Russia.
Obama had said Friday that he wouldn’t be “drawn into” a “proxy war” with Russia. McCain appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” where host Jake Tapper asked him if he thought the conflict in Syria was already at a “proxy war” with Russia.
“Of course it is,” McCain said. “And when the President says we’re not going have that strategy. We don’t have a strategy, excuse me? We don’t have a strategy. Jake, you had to recall the events that took place over the weekend when the President, when John Kerry when we were watching this military build up including any aircraft missile batteries and fighter aircraft.”
“ISIS doesn’t have fighter aircraft and so that was kind of interesting. But more importantly, John Kerry called Lavrov three times to find out what is going on,” he continued. “The President met for 90 minutes with Putin, then 48 hours later a Russian general shows up at our embassy in Baghdad to give us an hour warning that strikes are commencing. That is treating the United States with disdain and contempt.”