McCain Goes off on Obama's Syria Policy

‘There are no good options. But doing nothing, which is what we’ve done, is the worst of all options.’

February 18, 2014

Sen. John McCain continued his push for a more active American role in the ongoing Syrian crisis Tuesday, blasting the Obama administration for doing little to nothing to stop the conflict while over 100,000 Syrians have died.

"There are no good options. None. But doing nothing, which is basically what we’ve done Anderson, is the worst of all options," McCain said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. "And this farce, this joke, this sad tragedy of the Geneva agreements, thinking that somehow Bashar al Assad would negotiate his departure when he’s winning was just the height of insanity and an insult to the intelligence of all of us who know this."

McCain blasted Obama for his lack of leadership on Syria, and said that history will look unfavorably on the President if he continues to sit on the sidelines throughout the conflict.

"When is the United States of America going to show some leadership?" McCain asked. "When is the President of the United States going to look back and say, ‘How is history going to judge me and this country when we simply watched these people die,’" noting that over 130,000 Syrians have perished since the civil war began in 2011.

"It is a regional conflict. But it is going to spread," McCain warned.