From the WaPo:
Read the whole thing here. [emphasis mine]Libyan rebels welcomed President Obama’s deployment of armed Predator drones and received praise from their most prominent U.S. visitor Friday, as they expressed hope that increased American support would help turn the tide in a conflict that the top U.S. military officer acknowledged is becoming deadlocked.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), an early proponent of helping the rebels in their fight against forces loyal to longtime leader Moammar Gaddafi, arrived Friday in Benghazi, the de facto rebel capital in eastern Libya, and told reporters that the anti-Gaddafi fighters are his heroes.
Were they his heroes when they were trying to kill Americans?
McCain and Obama are indeed chuckleheads, but it is hard to blame them for their follies. They are imprisoned in institutional and ideological formulations that had their origins in the military and economic crises of the mid-twentieth century -- modes of thinking and acting that, in the post-Cold War world, are increasingly obsolete. McCain is a product of the national security state. Obama has embraced the alternative doctrines of liberal transnationalism. Both are irrelevant to the world of the Twenty First Century and attempts to apply them are proving to be destructive.