Paul Wells in conversation with John McCain

The longtime senator bemoans global disasters
United States Senator John McCain fields questions at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

John McCain lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, but the Arizona Republican senator endures as Obama’s foreign-policy Cassandra, forever bemoaning what he regards as his rival’s inability to see trouble spots before they become disaster zones. Here McCain, in an interview at the Halifax International Security Forum, bemoans the messes in Iraq, Iran and Ukraine.