McCain visits Syrian rebels

Josh Rogin is reporting that Senator John McCain slipped across the Turkish-Syrian border and met with leaders of the Free Syrian Army on Monday -- a visit almost certainly not sanctioned by the Obama administration. McCain is one of the administration's loudest critics on Syria and his visit marks him as the highest ranking American official who has visited the country since the civil war began more than 2 years ago. McCain, one of the fiercest critics of the Obama administration's Syria policy, made the unannounced visit across the Turkey-Syria border with Gen. Salem Idris, the leader of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army. He stayed in the country for several hours before returning to Turkey. Both in Syria and Turkey, McCain and Idris met with assembled leaders of Free Syrian Army units that traveled from around the country to see the U.S. senator. Inside those meetings, rebel leaders called on the United States to step up its support to the Syrian armed...(Read Full Post)