Sen. McCain Says Libyan Rebels Are His Heroes During Visit

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) - Sen. John McCain says Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi's troops are his heroes.

The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee made arrived today in the opposition capital of Benghazi in the rebel-held eastern Libya.
McCain says he plans to meet with the rebel National Transition Council, the de-facto government in the eastern half of the country, and members of the rebel military.

McCain spoke as he was walking out of a local hotel in Benghazi. He was traveling in an armored Mercedes jeep and had a security detail. A few Libyans waved American flags as his vehicle drove past.

McCain has been one of the strongest proponents in Congress of U.S. military intervention in Libya.