(POLITICO) -- Sen. John McCain on Wednesday lamented that President Barack Obama’s televised address did not mention helping the Syrian opposition, saying he feels for his friends among the rebels.
“I was very disappointed that the president did not mention the Free Syrian Army and our moral and material assistance for them, which is required. I think they do feel that they are being abandoned,” McCain said. “I feel badly, very badly for my friends in the Free Syrian Army today.”
McCain mentioned that Syrian President Bashar Assad has resumed flying airstrikes against the opposition forces, and the president’s position sends the wrong message to that group.
“There’s nothing that would drive Syrians more into the hands of extremists than to feel that they have been abandoned by the West, and that impression I’m sure has been made on them today,” McCain said. Read more via Politico...