The winds of change are now blowing, and they will not be confined to the Arab worldMcCain tells Myanmar to make changes Jun 03, 2011
It is time for the Senate to act. It is time to authorize the president's use of force, whether he thinks he needs it or not. And it is time to send a message to our allies, to [Moammar Gadhafi], and to his opponents in Libya who are fighting for their freedom that there is strong bipartisan support in the Senate, and among the American people, for staying the course in Libya until we succeedKerry, McCain offer Libya resolution Jun 21, 2011
The fact is, our interests are our values. And our values are that we don't want people needlessly slaughtered by the thousands if we can prevent such activityMcCain decries GOP 'isolationism' Jun 19, 2011
What is really amazing about this is that some members are believing that we can pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution in this body with its present representation -- and that is foolishMcCain rips party faction's priorities Jul 27, 2011
I don't think the House activity is going to change anything that I know ofSenate committee delays Libya debate Jun 07, 2011
Early life and military career House and Senate career, until 2000 2000 presidential campaign Senate career, 2001–present 2008 presidential campaign Cultural and political image Political positions
John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 United States election.
McCain followed his father and grandfather, both four-star admirals, into the United States Navy, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He became a naval aviator, flying ground-attack aircraft from aircraft carriers. During the Vietnam War, he was almost killed in the 1967 USS Forrestal fire. In October 1967, while on a bombing mission over Hanoi, he was shot down, seriously injured, and captured by the North Vietnamese. He was a prisoner of war until 1973. McCain experienced episodes of torture, and refused an out-of-sequence early repatriation offer. His war wounds left him with lifelong physical limitations.