McCain Praises Trump on Afghanistan
Sen. John McCain on Monday night released a statement praising President Donald Trump's vision for Afghanistan, saying it's a "big step in the right direction."
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee had been impatient and critical of the administration recently for its lack of a strategy in the war-torn country.
But McCain liked what he heard from thepresident's primetime speech.
"I commend President Trump for taking a big step in the right direction with the new strategy for Afghanistan," the Arizona Republican wrote.
"The unfortunate truth is that this strategy is long overdue, and in the interim, the Taliban have made dangerous inroads. Nevertheless, I believe the President is now moving us well beyond the prior administration's failed strategy of merely postponing defeat," McCain wrote.