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McCain on Obama: ‘I Thought Jimmy Carter Was Bad’

When talking about President Obama’s Syria policy on Tuesday, Senator John McCain said, “I thought Jimmy Carter was bad, but he pales in comparison to this president in my view.”

Syria is “becoming a regional conflict. It’s spread to Lebanon. It’s spread to Turkey. It’s spread to Jordan. It is spreading throughout the region, and sooner or later it will affect the United States of America if you allow a place to become a base for al-Qaeda,” McCain said in an interview on a Phoenix radio station, KFYI. “I have never seen anything like this in my life.”

McCain also took Secretary of State John Kerry to task, criticizing him for his relationship with Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov. “The people who are giving [Syrian president Bashar Assad] the weapons are the Russians, and our secretary of state is buddy-buddy and palsy-walsy with . . . his buddy Sergey in places like Geneva and others,” McCain said.

Via Roll Call.

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