McCain Wants Gaddafi Tried for War Crimes

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that “Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should be tried for war crimes for ‘outrageous levels of brutality’ he has used to crush opposition rebels,” Reuters reports.

"I’d love to see him (Gaddafi) in an international court … for war crimes," McCain, an Arizona Republican, told reporters at a news conference in Tucson, Arizona.

"I think that would be the best of all results," he said.

A senior Republican who ran for president against Barack Obama in 2008, McCain added that the Libyan leader’s forces have tried to "repress the anti-Gaddafi rebels with the worst, most outrageous levels of brutality."

"Committing these crimes against his own people, certainly there’s ample evidence that he has committed war crimes," McCain added.

McCain is Ranking Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee.


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