John McCain travels to Libya to meet with rebel forces


U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived in the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Friday morning.

Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, spokesman of the opposition Transitional National Council, accompanied McCain on a visit to the city’s Freedom Square.

A crowd of about 100 Libyans greeted him with chants in English and Arabic of “God is great,” “McCain is here” and “Down with the tyrant.” Several demonstrators waved American flags.

McCain has been an advocate of U.S. military intervention to remove leader Moammar Gadhafi from power.


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