The Washington Times - February 10, 2013, 10:26AM

Sen. John McCain on Sunday against blasted President Obama and his national security team for not intervening in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

“I think they’re writing one of the most shameful chapters in American history. It’s disgraceful,” Mr. McCain, Arizona Republican, said on “Fox News Sunday.”


Mr. McCain has been one of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration’s foreign policy, particularly the lack of involvement in places such as Syria, where tens of thousands have been killed in a long, bloody uprising.

But Mr. McCain said there is another, more practical reason the United States should take action.

“There is a national security component. It would be the greatest blow to Iran in the last 25 years if [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad fell,” Mr. McCain said.