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McCain Criticizes Obama Staffers As Iraq Crisis Deepens
New York (CNN) Many Republicans blame President Obama for the current crisis in Iraq.
They say by pulling out U.S. troops in 2011, it created a security vacuum, allowing militants to take hold in the country.
Arizona Republican senator John McCain said Obama should fire several people in his administration because of the situation.
“The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, number one. The national security advisor, number two, who should probably spend time with her family on Sundays. I would certainly have all of her deputies, national security advisors gone, as well. Kerry and Hagel were not there when some of these most crucial decisions were taken, but I don't have a lot of confidence in their performance, either,” McCain says.
Militant fighters have been advancing in Iraq, threatening its government.