Last week I was shocked to learn how far Senator McCain was willing to go in his reckless, knee jerk reaction to everything President Obama is doing in the Middle East. He was clearly willing to give a green light to the Saudis arming ISIS and in doing so he undermined our President. See
Steve Clemons reported last week of the ties among ISIS, the Saudis, the government of Qatar and Senator "bomb, bomb" McCain which can be viewed here :
Tonight on Lawrence O'Donnell's show Mr. Clemons gave us further information regarding the activities of ISIS and their acquisition of weapons. In addition to the previously mentioned countries France also played a part.
Senator McCain, as late as February of 2014 was thanking God for Prince Bandar and the Saudis for agreeing with his analysis and his plan to arm the rebels. Once President Obama met in person with the Saudi. King he took action and fired Prince Bandar and allegedly ended the program allowing private Saudi citizens providing weapons to ISIS. I guess he was able to show the King information that Senator McCain refused to believe.
It can't be repeated enough that President Obama's concern regarding the proposal by Senator McCain regarding arming Syrian rebels was determining which were the "good" rebels and how to prevent those weapons from falling into the hands of the "bad" rebels. Well President Obama was right again and McCain was, well wrong. Dead wrong.
Not only did some rich Saudis give ISIS weapons but weapons given to Syrian rebels other than ISIS were sold to ISIS by those groups. We all now see how well that program worked and is being used to destabalize Iraq.
I say to you again that as you go to sleep tonight be so very thankful that John McCain will never be POTUS.