US should begin air attacks on Assad’s troops, McCain says
Presses Obama to lead Syrian neighbors in effort
Sen. John McCain on Monday became the first senator to call for airstrikes against Syria, saying President Obama has taken too soft a stand against President Bashar Assad and his brutal crackdown on his own people. The Arizona Republican said the Syrian government’s slaughter of unarmed civilians has likely resulted in war crimes. In a speech from the Senate floor, McCain said the United States has a moral and strategic obligation to force out Assad and his loyalists.