McCain: The US is NATO, should retake control of Libyan operation

US Senator John McCain visits the Libyan rebel headquarters in Benghazi, April 22, 2011.

From Jamie Klatell, the Hill:  The United States should retake control of the NATO military operation in Libya, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday.

"I never wanted us to step down … because the united states [sic ] is NATO – that’s the reality," McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

McCain, who traveled to the rebel stronghold of Bengazi last week, said that those opposed to Libya’s longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi needed more military support and only the U.S. could provide it.  (photo: Getty)

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