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Sen. McCain Calls for American Leadership in Syria

annelee Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 2:47 PM
Editor's Note: This post was authored by editorial interns Kyle Bonnell and Justice Gilpin-Green.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called for “real American leadership” in Syria this afternoon at the American Enterprise Institute.

Delivering a somber speech, he noted early on that the conflict in Syria has led to 12,000 casualties. The senator spoke about his recent visit to Syria, saying that he feels haunted by the suffering he witnessed. From there, the senator called out the Obama Administration for sitting on the sidelines and failing to even “lead from behind.”