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Cairo - McCain, Liberman Tour Tahrir Square, Egypt

Published on: February 27, 2011 11:59 AM
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Egyptians hold their national flag as they have their photo taken with U.S. senator Joseph Lieberman, I-CT, center, during his visit to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the Egyptian uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ismail)Egyptians hold their national flag as they have their photo taken with U.S. senator Joseph Lieberman, I-CT, center, during his visit to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the Egyptian uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ismail)

Cairo - US Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman toured Tahrir Square this Sunday morning, the start of the Egyptian work week.

The congressmen were accompanied by US ambassador to Egypt, Margaret Scobey. During the tour, they met with several citizens and military police in the square. Lieberman wrapped himself with an Egyptian flag before handing it to one of the citizens in the square.

McCain told the official Egyptian media, Middle East News Agency (MENA) that the duo decided to visit Tahrir Square to show their support for the Egyptian people who fought hard for their freedom, adding that the US will do its best to assist the people in their quest for freedom. He pitched the United States’ support for Egypt “in every way possible,” but that the future ultimately lies in the hands of the Egyptian people.

U.S. Senator John McCain, R-AZ, greets an Egyptian military police officer during his visit to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the Egyptian uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. APU.S. Senator John McCain, R-AZ, greets an Egyptian military police officer during his visit to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the Egyptian uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. AP

Poetically, Lieberman said that the sun is shining now in Cairo, but that the light of freedom is there because of the Egyptian people’s peaceful revolution. Lieberman added that they will try to ensure more freedom for Egyptians and a better economic future.

Muammar Gaddafi must step down, was McCain’s take on Libya. He also said that Gaddafi has dealt with the Libyan people in a savage way, holding on to his position by killing the people and that it is important to offer support to the Libyan public.

Lieberman added that the US has imposed sanctions and a no-fly zone on Libya and that it will provide support to the transitional government in the west of the country. Lieberman also stated that Gaddafi’s actions since the revolution began are considered crimes against humanity and anyone who commits those acts should be tried in front of the International Criminal Court.


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 Feb 27, 2011 at 12:17 PM rebbe Says:

mccain and lieberman are not congressmen they are US senators

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 Feb 27, 2011 at 04:46 PM Anonymous Says:

What a joke. Lieberman and McCain were HUGE FANS of Mubarak!!!

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 Feb 27, 2011 at 05:09 PM volfie Says:

Lieberman - there he goes again-another grandstanding moment.Wrapping himself in the Egyptian flag is a political moment he will rue. It will come back to haunt him when the new anti-american and anti israel government of egypt is forged. It would have been better for him to wrap himself in a Talis , not necessarily in the square ,of course.

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 Feb 27, 2011 at 06:14 PM notsaying Says:

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rebbe Says:

mccain and lieberman are not congressmen they are US senators

The US Congress consists of two houses: The Senate and The House of Representatives. So, in fact, McCain and Leiberman are both Congressmen. However, you are correct in that memebers of the House are generally reffered to as Congressmen/women, whereas Senators are usually called Senators.

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 Feb 27, 2011 at 06:53 PM Anonymous Says:

To #4- Are you meshuganah? If Lieberman had a talis on, it would have caused a riot. Please! Also, how is him posing with an Egyptian flag going to "haunt" him? He is not running for reelection!

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 Feb 27, 2011 at 09:22 PM volfie Says:

# 5 ,ANONYMOUS,YOU ARE ERRONEOUSLY RESPONDING TO #4 ,WHEN YOU MEAN #3.I said not to wear a talis in the square.Apparently you have a problem with numbers and words.He is not running for reelection but has his eyes set on other higher offices.I won't comment on your use of the word mesghuganah ......

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