John McCain Calls For Deeper Libyan Support
McCain’s statement came before President Barack Obama’s official comments on Gaddafi’s reported death. According to the LA Times, the statement also made no mention of Obama or his administration’s role in supporting the rebels.
The statement said that the Libyan people have liberated their country, though final fighting continues.
“Now the Libyan people can focus all of their immense talents on strengthening their national unity, rebuilding their country and economy, proceeding with their democratic transition, and safeguarding the dignity and human rights of all Libyans," the statement said. "The United States, along with our European allies and Arab partners, must now deepen our support for the Libyan people, as they work to make the next phase of their democratic revolution as successful as the fight to free their country.”
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