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McCain: Obama Has "Done Well" as President So Far



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    McCain said the president has "done well" -- but hasn't been able to garner bipartisan support.

    Sen. John McCain said his former rival has "done well" in his first five months in the White House -- so far.

    On CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, the former presidential candidate said President Barack Obama has achieved his legislative goals and therefore has done well -- but he hasn't been able to garner bipartisan support.

    "I think he's done well," McCain said in an interview. "I think he has been -- if you want to look at a legislative scorecard, he has achieved literally every one of his legislative accomplishments. Unfortunately, it's by picking off a couple of Republicans. It's not been bipartisan." 

    McCain criticized the president for planning to close Guantanamo Bay without figuring out where the detainees held at the facility will be transferred.

    "I don't want them in Arizona either," he said.

    The Arizona Republican said Obama should get tough on Iran and speak out in support of those protesting the recent election. McCain said the president's remarks yesterday were "far stronger" than past statements.

    "This is a human rights issue," McCain said. "This is an issue -- whether people can voice disagreement without being killed in the streets. America's position in the world is one of moral leadership. ... We have to be on the right side of history."