On Libya, McCain Fearful of Possible Stalemate

Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member John McCain (R-AZ) “said Monday he feared a ‘stalemate’ has developed in Libya that would lead to a more radical government in that country,” The Hill reports.

He “said the U.S. should revive its air attacks to incapacitate forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi’s regime.”

"All we need to do is get sufficient air power in there to really nail Gadhafi’s forces, and we can succeed," McCain said on KFYI radio. "A stalemate is a terrible outcome, because if you have a stalemate you open the door for radical Islamists to come in and hijack this revolution."

McCain says the “U.S. is relying only on hope at this point to drive Gadhafi from power.” He still opposes sending in American ground troops.

"Now we are faced with a situation where we hope Gadhafi will fall, but have no strategy," he said. "Hope is not a strategy."

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One response to “On Libya, McCain Fearful of Possible Stalemate

  1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/nato-runs-short-on-some-munitions-in-libya/2011/04/15/AF3O7ElD_story.html?nl_headlines
    Appears that President failed to test the assumption that NATO could handle this assignment if Ghaddafi called their bluff — ?

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