(Washington Examiner) Three leading Republican senators slammed President Obama on Thursday as being “disconnected from reality,” saying his efforts to accommodate Iran for the sake of ongoing nuclear talks have brought the Middle East to the brink of widespread sectarian conflict.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain of Arizona, with panel members Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, spoke as a civil war in Yemen threatened to explode into a region-wide contest between Sunni-led Arab countries and Iran’s Shiite theocracy and its Arab proxies.
“This is a tipping point. This is a time in history when things have turned for the worse,” Graham said. “God help us all.”