Charles C. Johnson
September 10, 2013
Sen. John McCain wanted to spend the night with rebels linked to kidnappers during his visit to Syria in May, according to a pundit who has been advocating an American strike against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Elizabeth O’Bagy, Syria team leader at the Institute for the Study of War, told The Daily Caller the Arizona Republican was so taken with his Sunni guerrilla hosts that he had to be “forced” by his security detail to leave.
In an exclusive interview with TheDC, O’Bagy described the trip she arranged for the senator through the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF).
“The rebels had opened their doors and were welcoming McCain to stay and have dinner at their house and stay the night,” O’Bagy said. “It was a very fascinating trip…It was really great to see an American politician reach out to the Syrian people in ways that no one else has done.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 4:53 am