McCain on Libyan rebels: "We can trust them … they can succeed"

He cautioned that Western nations would need to stay heavily involved, saying that the future of the country would be “up to us and the Europeans.” “We are going to have to help out a lot.”

McCain also expressed disappointment that President Obama did not commit greater American military resources to the aid of the Libyan opposition.

“This conflict didn’t have to last this long,” said McCain. “U.S. airpower could have shortened this conflict dramatically.”