McCain: The Syrian Conflict Is A Result Of ‘Leading From Behind’ [VIDEO]

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Sen. John McCain says the Obama Administration’s handling of the Syrian civil war is a direct result of “leading from behind.”

“Russia’s intervention in Syria will prolong and complicate this horrific war,” McCain said during a floor speech Wednesday, “and the main beneficiary will be ISIL which has fed off the ethnic and sectarian divisions fostered by the Assad regime.” (RELATED: Russia’s First Strikes In Syria Prove They’re Not Fighting ISIS)

“It is tragic,” McCain lamented. “It is tragic, my fellow Americans, that we have reached this point. A Syrian conflict that has killed more than 200,000 people, created the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, spawned a terrorist army of tens of thousands, and now created a platform for a Russian autocrat to join with an Iranian theocratic to prop up a Syrian dictator.”

“It did not have to be that way,” he concluded, “but this is the inevitable consequence of hollow words, red lines crossed, tarnished moral influence, leading from behind, and a total lack of American leadership.”

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