25 Aug '11, 2am

Lest we forget.

After the Libyan rebels seized Tripoli, Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham said that Americans had not done enough to oust Muammar el-Gaddafi from power In a statement that quite damned the Obama administration with only the faintest of praise, McCain and Graham thanked everyone (the British, the French, Qatar, etc.) but the US as we had failed to “employ the full weight of our airpower.” But a leaked Wikileaks cable reveals this statement to display something of a turnaround in the two senators’ views about the Gaddafi regime. Exactly two years ago, McCain, Graham and Senator Joe Lieberman were in Libya meeting Gaddafi, Think Progress points out. Not only did they assure the long-standing dictator that Libya’s relationship with the US was “on the mend”; the cables reveal that McCain assured Gaddafi’s son, Muatassim — Libya’s National Security Adviser — tha...

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