28 Aug '11, 7pm

McCain Pledged To Help Gaddafi Get Military Aircraft, Says Leaked Cable

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 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 — that the ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/mccain-pledged-gaddafi-milita...

Tweets

Lest we forget.

care2.com 25 Aug '11, 2am

After the Libyan rebels seized Tripoli, Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham said that Americans had not don...

Why not put Gaddafi's massive, ill-gotten wealt...

todayonline.com 29 Aug '11, 5am

It is worth noting that the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could not have been more different from the bringing down o...

Gaddafi, sons \\"in south Tripoli\\"

Gaddafi, sons \\"in south Tripoli\\"

channelnewsasia.com 29 Aug '11, 5pm

ROME: Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi and his sons Saadi and Seif al-Islam are in the town of Bani Walid south of Tripoli...

Libyan rebels capture last army base in Tripoli loyal to Muammar Gaddafi

Libyan rebels capture last army base in Tripoli...

straitstimes.com 28 Aug '11, 1am

Libyans loot a weapons storage at the Salaheddin army barracks near Tripoli on August 27, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP TRIPOLI (AFP...

Interested in joining the most active volunteer...

seashepherd.org 29 Aug '11, 10am

Get Involved With Sea Shepherd Volunteer! Interested in joining the most active volunteer marine conservation organization...

Blog: Anwar’s Sept 16 Bid Was Real, Says Wikileaks Cable: Malaysiakini A leaked US embassy cable has lent cr... #fb

Blog: Anwar’s Sept 16 Bid Was Real, Says Wikile...

anwaribrahimblog.com 02 Sep '11, 4pm

A leaked US embassy cable has lent credence to Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim’s claim that a group of Sabah and Saraw...

China says aircraft carrier 'attained objectives'

China says aircraft carrier 'attained objectives'

channelnewsasia.com 31 Aug '11, 8pm

BEIJING: China's first aircraft carrier "attained the anticipated objectives" during its maiden sea trial earlier this mon...

No Plan to Evacuate Rikers Island Inmates, Says Bloomberg | Care2 Causes

No Plan to Evacuate Rikers Island Inmates, Says...

care2.com 27 Aug '11, 5pm

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called for 370,000 New York city residents to evacuate from low-lying areas . The city started...