President Obama says a cyber attack by North Korea that prompted Sony to not release a movie critical of that country was not an act of war. Arizona Senator John McCain, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” disagreed.
McCain says Cyber Attack on Sony New Form of War
“I think again the president does not understand that this is a manifestation of a new form of warfare.” Obama called the attack cyber vandalism. “When you destroy economies, when you are able to impose censorship on the world, and especially the United States of America, it’s more than vandalism.” McCain was asked what he would do to help President Obama close Guantanamo Bay, where terrorists are kept. “I always wanted to close Guantanamo but I wanted to transfer those prisoners to maximum security prisons in the United States of America, but the president has never had a plan for that.” McCain literally laughed at the idea that any of President Obama’s actions have had an effect on Russia. “It’s bizarre to think that any action on the part of the president of the United States has proved any deterrence to Vladimir Putin.”