August, 2009. Interesting!
It’s fun to find quotes like this. Undoubtedly there are some about Saddam Hussein, bin Laden and many others we can find from many prominent politicians. Go back far enough and you’ll find them about Hitler (sorry Godwin) and Stalin and others.
They’re unfair. McCain was conducting diplomacy. He used the neutral word “interesting.” He didn’t say Qadaffi was a “great man” or a “statesman” or “wonderful for his people” or any such nonsense. He met with him and called him interesting.
There are many valid criticisms of John McCain when it comes to Libya policy and other areas. This isn’t one of them.
(Source: rustbelts, via evangotlib)