McCain: Without victory in Libya, NATO’s finished

Senator John McCain in Benghazi, April 22, 2011.

From Josiah Ryan, the Hill:  Speaking on the Senate floor, [Linsey] Graham and [John] McCain bemoaned President Obama’s plan, announced on Wednesday, to begin a withdrawal of surge forces from Afghanistan , and urged their colleagues in the House to vote down legislation proposed by Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) that would prohibit the use of any Department of Defense funds from being used to fund military operations in Libya. 

Sen. McCain urged his House colleagues to consider the cost to NATO of the U.S. stepping out of the conflict. 

“This could mean the end of NATO—if NATO cannot defeat a third-rate military power, then NATO is probably going to go out of business,” said McCain said.  (photo: AP)

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