US can't go to war in Middle East again
US senator, John McCain (file photo)
US senator John McCain, who still defends US war in Iraq and Afghanistan, has admitted that his country won't be able to go to another war in the Middle East.
"I think we did the right thing there, but I also think we learned a lot of lessons, and frankly, I don't think you're going to see the United States of America in another war in that part of the world," Huffington post quoted McCain as saying on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
McCain defended the government's decision on going to war after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, saying that, "Whether we should have gone to Iraq or Afghanistan, I believe we should have."
He, however, went on to say that public opinion would prevent the US from going to another war in the region.
“I don't think American public opinion would stand for it,” McCain said.
"It's probably not the time to bring this up, but Abu Ghraib and the torture of prisoners hurt us a great deal and did provide a propaganda tool for our enemies including Al Qaeda,” he added.
The Republican senator acknowledged the frustration that many Americans feel with the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which have continued for years beyond their planned end-dates.