McCain's ignorance was laid bare back in May 2013 when Senator McCain snuck into Syria to meet with the so-called opposition. In the meeting, John McCain proudly posed with some of those "rebels." I wrote this at the time:
… two of the men posing with McCain were involved in the "kidnapping of 11 Shiite pilgrims one year ago." This is what happens when clueless polticians inject themselves into situations in which they clearly do not belong. What was McCain thinking, sneaking into Syria to meet with jihadists?
Senator McCain went to Syria to meet with the opposition.