Laura Ingraham hosted Senator John McCain.
McCain said President Obama doesn't want to lead and has announced when we are leaving which has prompted violence throughout the Middle East. He contends Obama doesn't believe in American exceptionalism. He criticized US UN Ambassador Susan Rice blaming the attacks in Benghazi on turmoil over an anti-Islamic film trailer.
McCain described the whole situation in Libya over the attacks as disgraceful and that the governent is weak there. He cited the late ambassador's diary concerned about security. He noted that the terrorists use items such as hateful videos as a pretense for attacks.
McCain said we don't want to put boots on the ground in the Middle East, but noted the supplies and aid that are being brought into Syria by Russia, Iran and others and said we should give Syrian rebels weapons. Ingraham said many people think things are worse in the world due to our intervention. He responded that it is true Americans are war weary, but that Reagan would have provide weapons as he did in Afghanistan. He said Obama won't stay to finish the job in Afghanistan where the September 11th attacks came from.
McCain said Arizona is the area of the most drug trafficking violence on the border and is very concerned about the latest violence there.
McCain advised Romney to be himself during the debate and highlight Obama's failed record.