"It was a coup and it was the second time in two-and-a-half years that we have seen the military step in. It's a strong indicator of the lack of American leadership and influence since we've urged the military not to do that," McCain said Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation,"according to Politico. "The place is descending into chaos but so is the entire Middle East because of the total vacuum and lack of American leadership...Whether it be the massacres in Syria; Lebanon is beset by sectarian violence; Jordan is about to collapse under the weight of refugees; Iraq is unraveling; Afghanistan -- we're having grave problems organizing a follow on force in Afghanistan."
So what exactly kind of "American leadership" should have been provided, John McCain?
"Their economy is in terrible shape thanks to their policies but the fact is the United States should not be supporting this coup and it's a tough call."
Well, that clears that right up. What a goddamn choad. I seriously have no patience for these people, who long for some golden age when all America had to do was raise a national eyebrow and everybody behaved. You know, like in the 70s ... I mean the 80s ... I mean the 90s ... I mean god damn it, everybody listen to John McCain!
When exactly did "American leadership" command the kind of instaneous obedience that John McCain is imagining it will here? When were we NOT facepalming all over the state department at the way somebody in that region was behaving? When was this paradise of bending to our will, and how exactly are we supposed to re-enact it now that everybody hates us due to us blowing up large portions of several countries and refusing to admit that that sucked?
If only we'd made the Iraqis build that statue of George W. Bush. That would have solved everything.