Turns out McCain, 24 months ago, was hanging around with a real honsest to God, American blood on his hands terrorist:
The courting of Libya | The Australian:
Indeed, while politicians and senior administration officials were expressing dismay early last week at the release of a convicted terrorist, a congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain, the former Republican presidential candidate, was in Libya.
McCain reported via Twitter that he had met Gaddafi, whom he described as "an interesting man". McCain was reported by the Libyan news agency to have praised Gaddafi's peace-making efforts in Africa and to have called for expanded US ties with Libya. Exxon and Chevron, the American oil giants, are among companies vying for new exploration contracts.
On Saturday, Robert Mueller, the head of the FBI, said Megrahi's release "rewards a terrorist". Nevertheless, diplomatic sources say Washington expects Gaddafi to pay his first visit to the US later this year for the next UN general assembly.