Fox’s John Roberts Confronts McCain About Getting His Picture Taken With Syrian Kidnappers

Senator John McCain got in a bit of hot water recently when a photo posted during his trip to Syria revealed that the senator took a picture with two men believed to have been involved in the kidnapping of eleven people. Fox News Sunday guest host John Roberts brought this up during McCain’s appearance this morning, and asked him to explain the photo.

Roberts brought up the criticism leveled by Senator Rand Paul, a strong voice in Congress against Syrian opposition, who remarked a few weeks ago, “Apparently we’ve got a Senator over there who got his picture taken with some kidnappers, so I don’t know how good a job we’re going to do vetting those who are going to get the arms.”

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McCain insisted, “I know who I met with,” and argued that the United States understands the distinction between good rebels and bad rebels.

“I know the difference between Al-Nusra and the legitimate people who we should be supporting, and the best way to do that is give them a safe area to operate out of in Syria, and we can do it with cruise missiles, and we do not need any boots on the ground.”

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