U.S. Sen. John McCain, on screens, answers questions during the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) conference in Manama, Bahrain, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Senior U.S. en

 

              U.S. Sen. John McCain, on screens, answers questions during the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) conference in Manama, Bahrain, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Senior U.S. en
U.S. Sen. John McCain, on screens, answers questions during the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) conference in Manama, Bahrain, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Senior U.S. envoys challenged assertions Saturday that Washington seeks to diminish its role in Middle East affairs, insisting that American political ties and energy needs bind U.S. closely to the region.(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)