Sen. John McCain Hammers Obama Handling of National Security through Tense Exchange with Robert Gates - Video 2/2/2010
Here is video of Sen. John McCain today as he grilled Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in a tense exchange about his opinion on where the Christmas Bomber should be tried - in civilian court or in a military tribunal? Gates refused to answer, saying he would defer to Attorney General Eric Holder.
McCain said Holder had obviously botched this "very, very badly," and urged Gates to come forth with a view on this important matter. He also asked Gates if it was sufficient to question Abdulmutallab only 50 minutes, but again, he would not answer.
McCain was obviously sending a message to Obama about the utter failure of their approach on National Security and Terrorist interrogations. Really, Gates could do nothing other than what he did today, and McCain knew that. But this was a huge shot across the bow to Obama on his handling of these matters.