Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The John McCain that I knew

The John McCain that I knew

The Hill

While you’ve probably already read your share of encomiums for that extraordinary American patriot, John McCain, you probably haven’t heard about the lives he saved in Arab and African lands, like mine.

Far from the camera’s eye, in places where no one could vote for him, late-Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took political risks without any corresponding political benefit to himself. I saw him in action in Africa, Europe and the U.S. and had more than a dozen meetings with him over the past decade. I saw a side of him that you never saw.

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