Sen. John McCain criticized President Obama's policy toward the Middle East as disengaged and said that this as weakened the U.S. abroad in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday.
"Prior to 9/11, we had a policy of containment. Then after 9/11, it was confrontation.... Now it's disengagement," said McCain, who argued that disengagement as "weakened" the United States' standing in the world.
"It was Osama bin Laden that said, 'When people see the strong horse and the weak horse, people like the strong horse.' Right now the United States is the weak horse," McCain said.
McCain cited the country's withdrawal from Iraq and ultimately Afghanistan as part of the "disengagement" strategy he opposes.