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Others used the occasion to protest U.S. intervention in the Arab world. In Islamabad and Multan, Pakistan, about 100 supporters of an Islamist political party held demonstrations against the U.S. In Karachi, 100 people decried the war in Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press.

Despite such hatred for America in some corners of the world, the war-weariness of the American people likely means the end of major military operations in the Middle East, said Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican.

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Mr. McCain, one of Congress’ most respected voices on defense and military matters, said there will be no more all-out war after troop drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“I don’t think American public opinion would stand for it,” he said, adding that future missions in Somalia, Yemen and other terrorist hot spots should be conducted with special forces and air power, not ground invasions.

c This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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