MCCAIN BLASTS OBAMA FOR HANDLING OF EGYPTIAN CRISIS

Egypt is now returning to its dark days of military dictatorship and will face a new insurgency and terrorism—and President Obama’s policies have contributed to the downward path there, Sen. John McCain said Thursday.

“We’re going to suspend some aid but not other aid. What is the message to [Egyptian] General [Abdul Fattah] al-Sisi?” McCain asked during an interview with editor-in-chief Tina Brown at The Daily Beast’s Hero Summit, reacting to Wednesday’s news that the Obama administration decided after a lengthy review tostop some military deliveries to the Egyptian military as a response to its brutal crackdown on protestors and the Muslim Brotherhood. “We should abide by our rule of law. But we didn’t do that.” Read more here.

 

MCCAIN, DEMPSEY CROSS SWORDS OVER SYRIA

Sen. John McCain and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sparred over the situation in Syria during the top military officer’s reconfirmation hearing Thursday morning.

McCain has been a strong supporter of military action in Syria and has accused the Obama administration of being inactive when it comes to taking a strong enough stance against President Bashar Assad and his supporters.

 

MCCAIN SNEAKS INTO SYRIA, MEETS WITH REBELS

His Memorial Day was not spent marching in a parade honoring past heroes of wars, but instead meeting with soldiers fighting for their country – in Syria. US Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), sneaking across the border from Turkey into Syria, meeting with rebel fighters, then returning to Turkey for more meetings with the opposition. Their message to him: Pressure President Obama to do more to help them. Read more here.