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McCain: Libyan rebels seek U.S. recognition, might pay for war costs
The Washington Examiner ^ | 2011-04-23 | Byron York

Posted on 04/23/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

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"I reminded them that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia reimbursed us after Operation Desert Storm," McCain says. "They said they'd be glad to discuss that.

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"They're very good people," he says. "Mainly well-educated, a number of women in the [Transitional National Council] -- very normal, dedicated people."

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McCain dismissed concerns that rebel forces include some veterans of al Qaeda. "I'm sure that there may be some element there, but I guarantee you that they didn't rise up because they wanted to be al Qaeda fighters," McCain says. "They rose up because they wanted to throw off the yoke of Gadhafi, the same way that people in Egypt rose up and the same way that people in Syria are rising up. It's not because they're al Qaeda extremists, it's that their tired of being governed by an extremist who doesn’t hesitate to massacre them."

McCain became impatient when reminded of a 2007 report which found that Libya, and specifically Benghazi, had been a source of insurgents who traveled to Iraq to fight American forces there. "Look, that's not why the Libyans rose up," McCain emphasizes. "It's not an al Qaeda-led insurrection. These are ordinary citizens who wanted to get rid of Gadhafi, who was one of the more brutal dictators in the region. I don't think they're any more al Qaeda-inspired than what's going on in Syria, or what went on in Egypt, or what went on in Tunisia...This wasn't fomented by al Qaeda, it was fomented by chance who saw a chance, an opportunity, for a much better life. They hate Gadhafi. They hate Gadhafi with a passion that is hard to describe. And it isn't because they're al Qaeda, it's because they are citizens who want freedom and democracy."

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"I reminded them that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia reimbursed us after Operation Desert Storm," McCain says. "They said they'd be glad to discuss that." Although the rebels are low on cash now, Libya has significant oil wealth...

Turning our military into a gang of mercenaries...real smooth move, Juan.

"I'm sure that there may be some element there, but I guarantee you that they didn't rise up because they wanted to be al Qaeda fighters," McCain says.

"It's not because they're al Qaeda extremists, it's that their tired of being governed by an extremist who doesn’t hesitate to massacre them."

McCain became impatient when reminded of a 2007 report which found that Libya, and specifically Benghazi, had been a source of insurgents who traveled to Iraq to fight American forces there. "Look, that's not why the Libyans rose up," McCain emphasizes.

"I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have
no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy."

U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 02 APR. 2004

"I have to tell you, [Obama] is a decent person, a person that you
do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States."

U.S. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, 10 OCT. 2008


1 posted on 04/23/2011 6:24:31 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain is an insane nut job.

does the fart breath know that the LA news paper said we had no business in there today.

2 posted on 04/23/2011 6:27:28 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: rabscuttle385

McLame: still tortured too much. You are an embarrassment. Retire Johnnie. Drink lots of your wife’s beer.


3 posted on 04/23/2011 6:28:17 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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U.S. SEN. JOHN McCAIN, 10 OCT. 2008

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4 posted on 04/23/2011 6:28:27 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385
How is it possible for one man to be so ignorant?
5 posted on 04/23/2011 6:28:34 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: rabscuttle385

Juan has found a way to get another 15 minutes.


6 posted on 04/23/2011 6:30:14 PM PDT by pallis
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To: rabscuttle385
What is there left to say about this drooling fool that hasn't already been said. He needs to be led off stage and never heard from again.
7 posted on 04/23/2011 6:30:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

Dear John, We want to throw off your Yoke of sedition,


9 posted on 04/23/2011 6:32:27 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s worth remembering that the US supported bin Laden and many of the Jihadists who are now fighting us in Afghan/Pakistan because those Jihadists were fighting the Soviet Union. Blowback happens. Gaddafi is bad, but is the opposition any better?


10 posted on 04/23/2011 6:37:29 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: Bockscar

You amd me both.

I noticed a poll at foxnews.com that asked if we should get involved in Syria! Is there a conflict anywhere on the planet that we can just stay the hell out? This is crazy. We have troops in 130+ countries already. Pretty soon we’ll have to send out the Boy Scouts and the Chamber of Commerce.


11 posted on 04/23/2011 6:38:50 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Bockscar

“I wish I knew why they keep electing him.”

P.O.W. P.O.W. P.O.W.
P.O.W. P.O.W. P.O.W.
P.O.W. P.O.W. P.O.W.
P.O.W. P.O.W. P.O.W.
P.O.W. P.O.W. P.O.W.


12 posted on 04/23/2011 6:39:12 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: rabscuttle385
Perhaps they will pay us back in mustard gas.

McCain: The Libyan rebels are “my heroes”

14 posted on 04/23/2011 6:46:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: rabscuttle385
"Might pay the war costs"

Senator...would you fall for "just the tip"?

16 posted on 04/23/2011 6:53:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Bockscar

It’s more than sympathy. A lot of Republicans believe that any P.O.W. must be a conservative and a moral super man who would never lie to them or do anything wrong.


17 posted on 04/23/2011 6:59:26 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: BenLurkin
Hey Johnnie .....you already LOST one election for us .....ARE YOU TRYING FOR TWO ????

Good God, you OLD FOOL....let Obama take care of it !! He is mucking it up just fine .....he doesn't need any mucking up from you !!

18 posted on 04/23/2011 7:04:43 PM PDT by W-Girl
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To: rabscuttle385

I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a revolution today.


19 posted on 04/23/2011 7:05:26 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: rabscuttle385

22 posted on 04/23/2011 7:10:19 PM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: rabscuttle385
There is not a dimes worth of difference between most of the establishment Republicans and Obama.
23 posted on 04/23/2011 7:11:39 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Siegfried X
John McCain sadly is a dithering OLD MAN. Very OLD and TIRED.

Who funds him? The Navajos and lots of gambling money for one.

Who coaches him? Obama Dupes.

This retired Naval Officer commends McCain to the bottom of the deep blue sea.

An obvious Al-Quaeda inspired revolution needs no American support.

24 posted on 04/23/2011 7:17:00 PM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t trust McCain. It’s more than just disagreeing with him. I just honestly am not sure who he supports, and what he stands for. It seems that just when enough people start questioning who he is and what side of the aisle he’s really on, he does just enough to make it seem as though he’s a conservative. As soon as the questions subside he does something else that makes you wonder.


25 posted on 04/23/2011 7:18:35 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain should go live in Kosovostan—the muslim terror parastate he helped set up. They love Cindy there too.


26 posted on 04/23/2011 7:24:10 PM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: W-Girl

“Good God, you OLD FOOL....let Obama take care of it !! He is mucking it up just fine .....he doesn’t need any mucking up from you !!”

Yes, but you know how Juan worships at the altar of bi-partisanship. Just can’t let obungler wander into the swamp alone.


27 posted on 04/23/2011 7:26:31 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Broker

The neo-cons also fund McCain, the ones who more than any other group are responsible for turning the Republican Party into a Democrat clone. The first generation neo’s were card-carrying Democrats who left that party when McGovern was nominated because they wanted military action against the communists. Now their children and grand-children are the same thing, agreeing with the Democrats on every issue except war. The neo’s want US war, war, war in the Middle East, against almost everyone, and they are willing to pay candidates for it.

It’s easy to recognize a neo-con column or web site: war, war, war, with most conservative issues totally ignored. Praise for the McCain-type RINOs, and articles from time to time about how we need to go along with the Democrats on illegal alien amnesty or some socialist program.


28 posted on 04/23/2011 7:36:06 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: rabscuttle385

He is playing right into the left’s hand. Now it looks like McCain is much more intimately involved in this conflict, and can now be blamed for starting it or at least perpetuating it. Fool.


29 posted on 04/23/2011 7:37:51 PM PDT by KingOfVagabonds
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To: rabscuttle385
I've heard of people throwing prize fights and shaving points in basketball games but, prior to 08, I'd never heard of anybody throwing a presidential race. The guy only needed to mouth four simple words "I oppose the bailout" and he'd be president today and he isn't stupid enough not to know that. The real question is whether we're supposed to believe that Judas Iscariat was a "Maverick(TM)".

Other than that this thing in Libya is about George Soros wanting to control that $5T in wealth which Libya represents. Soros, Bork Obunga, and presumably also John the "Maverick(TM)" McCain are attempting to pull off what amounts to a bank robbery in broad daylight and using American military assets to do it.

30 posted on 04/23/2011 7:43:46 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: KingOfVagabonds
He is playing right into the left’s hand.

Most likely Obastard asked McCain to do it. Obastard started it and then walked away and now looks like a fool so he asked McLame to go give the conflict some conservative credibility. I have no doubt McLame was more than pleased to help him out.

31 posted on 04/23/2011 7:55:57 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: rabscuttle385

The Tea Paarty needs to join al Queda - the our polticians would listen and respond to our concerns. :(


32 posted on 04/23/2011 7:56:06 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds
He is playing right into the left’s hand.

Most likely Obastard asked McCain to do it. Obastard started it and then walked away and now looks like a fool so he asked McLame to go give the conflict some conservative credibility. I have no doubt McLame was more than pleased to help him out.

33 posted on 04/23/2011 7:57:09 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: rabscuttle385
"I reminded them that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia reimbursed us after Operation Desert Storm," McCain says. "They said they'd be glad to discuss that.

Sort of like McRino saying "we're gonna build that dang fence."
34 posted on 04/23/2011 8:58:04 PM PDT by fallujah-nuker (Pakistan delenda est)
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To: svcw

“How is it possible for one man to be so ignorant?”

Yep, especially when you have a family of Admirals guaranteeing your career choice. Noticed the Ivy League lately. Inbreeding does it every time.


35 posted on 04/23/2011 10:03:22 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: suijuris; rabscuttle385; All

” Most likely Obastard asked McCain to do it. Obastard started it and then walked away and now looks like a fool so he asked McLame to go give the conflict some conservative credibility. I have no doubt McLame was more than pleased to help him out. “

Folks, we have a W I N N E R !


36 posted on 04/25/2011 10:58:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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