Andrew Sullivan dishes:
Wikileaks released a cable appears that Senators McCain and Butters, along with several others, had a very chummy meeting with Qaddafi almost exactly two years ago. Money quote from Stephen Webster’s writeup:
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) promised to help former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi obtain U.S. military hardware as one of the United States’ partners in the war on terror…The cable does not mention anything about the senators pressing Gaddafi for democratic reforms.
Worth noting because, as Chris has highlighted, the two used Qaddafi’s fall to bash Obama for not going after the Great Loon sooner and harder. The NATO effort may have been a tad bit more stymied if the good Senators had their way.
There was a point in 2006 or so where McCain was talking the good talk: working across the aisle, trying to get rid of the corrupt politicians, and generally acting like a moderate and sensible human being. Note sure what it was that turned him, but he gets more and more evil with each passing day. Who knows, if he stays in Washington much longer, maybe he’ll end up looking like this: