The GOP's 2008 presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, returned to the convention stage to excoriate Barack Obama for failing to back Iranians and Syrians who've given their lives in the fight against oppression.
McCain says the president missed a historic opportunity by failing to throw America's "full moral support" behind Iranian revolutionaries trying to oust "a brutal dictatorship that terrorizes the Middle East and threatens the world."
And he says Obama "is not being true to our values" when he abandons Syrians to "a savage and unfair fight."
"The demand for our leadership in the world has never been greater," McCain said. "People don't want less of America. They want more."
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