John McCain: White House Iraq response ‘tragic’
Republican Sen. John McCain criticized the Obama administration who he said “blew the whole thing” on Iraq, following news that al-Qaeda has retaken control in parts of Fallujah and Ramadi.
The Arizona senator said Tuesday that the administration “blew the whole thing and it’s really tragic,” during Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom.”
McCain repeatedly criticized President Barack Obama for not leaving a residual force in Iraq, saying it led to instability in the region. He noted that he, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Sen. Joe Lieberman wanted some American presence left in the country.