McCain To Discuss Syria With Obama

September 02, 2013

Arizona Senator John McCain heads to the White House Monday to discuss a possible military strike against Syria with the president. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Sunday, McCain said it has to be more than just a missile strike, and that he wants to see a plan in place before deciding to support the action.

“The best way to eliminate the threat of Bashar al-Assad’s continued use of chemical weapons,and by the way, we know he’s used them a number of times before, would  be the threat of his removal from power,” McCain said.

He said the president could have acted without congressional approval, and he is concerned that Obama has now tipped his hand to the Syrians.