Sen. John McCain "Great Honor of My Life" to Serve

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) offered his thoughts on this Memorial Day weekend by saying it was the “great honor of my life to serve in the company of heroes.”

McCain, who is in his fifth term in the US Senate, served in the US Navy from 1958 to1981.

McCain is also one of the leading Senate Republican voices on foreign affairs and the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

He reacted to developing international headlines, including the massacre in Houla, Syria, on Saturday.

Asked whether it is enough for the US government to begin assisting in the vetting process of opposition forces there, McCain said “of course not.”

“This is a shameful episode in American history. Nearly 10,000 people have died. This is a brutal regime of incredible proportions,” McCain added.

The senator described the Obama administration’s foreign policy as “feckless.”

McCain added that the situation in Syria “cries out for American leadership. American leadership is not there.”

Going through the difficult situations in Syria, in Afghanistan and in Pakistan, McCain laid blame on the president’s policies.

“This has to do with a foreign policy led by a president who does not believe in American exceptionalism.”