Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. However, doubtless his friends and family will be relieved to learn that it does not appear to have had any effect on his cognitive and moral capacities.
From his hospital bed, McCain has vehemently criticised President Trump's decision to stop US support for the jihadists in Syria. McCain is seriously angered by the change in policy. He sees the withdrawal of support for the jihadists as support for Russia and Syria. According to McCain, who has repeatedly met with leaders of al Qaeda and Islamic State, Trump's policy of defeating Islamic State is completely wrong-headed. McCain has long called for more support for the jihadists, who he would like to see in control of Syria.
Mr McCain apparently has even less moral sense than intellectual sense. He apparently either does not know what Syria under the control of the jihadists would look like (a glance at Libya might help) or he does not care about the fate of the people of Syria; the destablisation of the region; the migration crisis; and the spread of Islamic terrorism across the globe, including to America.
McCain's statement calls, not just for the support of the jihadists, but explicitly for the overthrow of President Assad. In this, he is of course being consistent, as he has long supported regime change in Syria. Indeed, McCain has enthusiatically supported regime change operation after regime change operation. Appreciation of the irony of a law maker advocating war crimes and crimes against humanity is clearly beyond Mr McCain's capacities.