30 May '11, 12am

The Libya fighting 'could have been over a long time ago' had the US used greater force against Gaddafi: McCain

The Libya fighting 'could have been over a long time ago' had the US used greater force against Gaddafi: McCain

US Senator John McCain says the fighting in Libya might be over by now if the US had used greater force against Muammar Gaddafi. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON - REPUBLICAN Senator John McCain says the fighting in Libya might be over by now if the US had used greater force against Muammar Gaddafi. Mr McCain is one of the strongest proponents in Congress of military intervention in Libya. He told Fox News Sunday that Nato is stepping up attacks but that he's still not satisfied. In Mr McCain's words, 'This thing could have been over a long time ago if we had brought the full weight of American air power to bear on him.' Nato warplanes pounded Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli on Saturday. -- AP

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