On Sunday, Senator John McCain lamented that President Donald Trump’s latest talks of withdrawing the US troops from Syria seem to have “emboldened” President Bashar Assad of Syria.
“President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria. Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers have heard him and emboldened by American inaction, Assad has reportedly launched another chemical attack against innocent men, women, and children, this time in Douma,” said Senator John McCain, railing against Trump’s foreign policy disposition.
He added that President Trump should answer back militarily, just like he did after a similar report in the previous year.
Last month, President Trump notified his advisors that he wanted a Syria exit plan, and has been open about his opposition to American military involvement abroad – when American national interests are not directly affected.
John McCain called on President Donald Trump to take a decisive action in opposition to the Assad regime.
“It’s not too late to stop Assad’s impunity and begin to rewrite this terrible chapter,” said McCain. “President Trump was quick to call out Assad today, along with the Russian and Iranian governments, on Twitter.”
“The question now is whether he will do anything about it. The President responded decisively when Assad used chemical weapons last year. He should do so again, and demonstrate that Assad will pay a price for his war crimes.”
On Saturday, dozens were in a suspected chemical weapons violence attack on an infirmary in Douma, Syria. The most recent attack occurred nearly one year after President Donald Trump instructed missile strikes in response to a similar chemical attack.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted “big price to pay” in retaliation to the latest attack.
He blamed President Barack Obama for neglecting to address the situation in Syria, as well as pointing the finger at Vladimir Putin, and Iran for helping to sow carnage across Syria.
President Donald Trump tweeted. “Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad.”
On Sunday, Senator John McCain declared that, on Syria, “we are out of options.”
“We can and should change course – starting with a comprehensive strategy that lays out clear objectives for our mission there. It’s not too late to stop Assad’s impunity and begin to rewrite this terrible chapter in our history,” said McCain.