McCain: Obama Fighting ISIS with Failed Vietnam Strategy

McCain: Obama Fighting ISIS with Failed Vietnam Strategy

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said President Barack Obama’s “incremental” air strikes on ISIS remind him of the U.S. failed efforts in the Vietnam War.

McCain said, “Could I mention something about Syria real quick? There’s a town called Kobani sounded by ISIS, and if falls it’s on the Kurdish border and if it falls there will be a mass slaughter and no better indication of the ineffectiveness and fecklessness of this air campaign we’re now seeing. Where you warn the enemy. Those pictures of those buildings you see being blown up, most of them were empty. Any military guy will tell you you strike first and then tell the enemy about it.” 

The former Vietnam era prisoner of war said we will have to eventually accept ground troops explaining, “Eventually we have to do it. When you go in inclementaly, my friend, we saw that movie in Vietnam, where we incrementally increased and that doesn’t work. You have to strike hard and you ha to strike fast, and you have to do what is necessary in order to win. This is a threat to the United States of America. and I am very, very disillusioned, particularly win we’re going to train 5,000 young Syrians, send them back in to be bombed by Bashar al-Assad. that’s immoral to do that you have to give them a no-fly zone in which to operate.”

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