American investigative journalist Wayne Madsen says Republican Senator John McCain’s “actions do not comport with those of a sane person,” probably he is suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and needs psychiatric care.
On Sunday, McCain (R-Ariz.) said President Barack Obama is “overwhelmed” by the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s designs on Ukraine.
McCain said that he was “astounded” by the president’s recent comments that news programs and social media were to blame for creating the feeling that “the world is falling apart.”
In a phone interview with Press TV on Monday, Madsen said, “We had in the past a number of members of the United States’ Congress, including the Senate, Senator Joseph McCarthy (Republican-Wisconsin), the infamous redbaiter of the 1950s comes to mind. McCarthy eventually rounded up in a psychiatric care in a naval hospital. I actually believe that John McCain is also suffering from severe mental problems, and probably needs to be…in a naval hospital as well.”
“He has a right to go there not only as a senator but also as the veteran of the US Navy. He makes no sense whatsoever; it was John McCain who went into Syria and supported people who were indentified later people now fighting with ISIL,” he added.
“John McCain had consistently wanted to get into a shooting war with Russia; first, it was over Abkhazia, South Ossetia with Georgia, and now it’s with eastern Ukraine and Crimea over the coming to power of this fascist government in Kiev, which McCain supported early on, even showed up on Maidan [Nezalezhnosti] square with…neocon Victoria Nuland and the US ambassador, Geoffrey Pyatt, to give aid and comfort to these various neo-Nazi groups who were demonstrating to get rid of the elected president, Viktor Yanukovych,” the journalist noted.
“McCain’s actions do not comport with those of a sane person. Even for a rightwing republican, he is highly hypocritical, and I really think that he got posttraumatic stress syndrome during his time as POW in North Vietnam,” Madsen concluded.