John McCain's Syrian Straight Talk

The Republican responded to a letter from Syria's ambassador to Washington.


GOP presidential contender John McCain cultivates a tough-guy image when it comes to dealing with troublemaker nations like Iran, North Korea, and Syria. But when Syria's ambassador to Washington, Imad Moustapha, wrote to the Arizona senator during the campaign, he was pleasantly surprised at the response. "He answered back in a very positive manner," Moustapha tells us. The envoy says that McCain was appreciative of the Syrian's evaluations of recent, positive developments in the Mideast. McCain went so far as to tell Moustapha not to hesitate to contact him in the future. All good signs, says Moustapha, who thinks Washington may be ready to re-engage with Syria.