May 29th, 2013

Sen. John McCain talks to Anderson Cooper about his trip to Syria and meeting with rebel leaders

In his first interview since crossing the border into Syria, Senator McCain speaks to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his trip and his meeting with rebel leaders.

Below is a rushed sound bite from the interview. Please credit all usage to Anderson Cooper 360°.

Anderson Cooper:  Has being there has you know shaking these peoples’ hands looking them in the eye being on Syrian soil, has it changed or intensified your feelings in any way?

Sen. McCain:  its intensified because when you look at the faces of these people and hear their stories so many of them have lost family members, so many of them have lost friends this is a pretty bloody, bloody business that they’ve been in. And of course it’s been as you might imagine identified, intensified because these are human beings that are trying to achieve the same thing that we have shed American blood and treasure for well over 200 years.