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Micahyah
01-04-2008, 12:31 AM
http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2008/01/6735_mccain_in_nh_wo.html


McCain in NH: Would Be "Fine" To Keep Troops in Iraq for "A Hundred Years"
The United States military could stay in Iraq for "maybe a hundred years" and that "would be fine with me," John McCain told two hundred or so people at a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire, on Thursday evening. Toward the end of this session, which was being held shortly before the Iowa caucuses were to start, McCain was confronted by Dave Tiffany, who calls himself a "full-time antiwar activist." In a heated exchange, Tiffany told McCain that he had looked at McCain's campaign website and had found no indication of how long McCain was willing to keep U.S. troops in Iraq. Arguing that George W. Bush's escalation of troops has led to a decline in U.S. casualties, McCain noted that the United States still maintains troops in South Korea and Japan. He said he had no objection to U.S. soldiers staying in Iraq for decades, "as long as Americans are not being injured, harmed or killed."

After the event ended, I asked McCain about his "hundred years" comment, and he reaffirmed the remark, excitedly declaring that U.S. troops could be in Iraq for "a thousand years" or "a million years," as far as he was concerned. The key matter, he explained, was whether they were being killed or not: "It's not American presence; it's American casualties." U.S. troops, he continued, are stationed in South Korea, Japan, Europe, Bosnia, and elsewhere as part of a "generally accepted policy of America's multilateralism." There's nothing wrong with Iraq being part of that policy, providing the government in Baghdad does not object.

McCain, who is going to pay for having tens of thousands of troops in Iraq for a 100 years?

This is the fiscal irresponsibility that Paul is warning against.

Ethek
01-04-2008, 12:34 AM
http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2008/01/6735_mccain_in_nh_wo.html



McCain, who is going to pay for having tens of thousands of troops in Iraq for a 100 years?

This is the fiscal irresponsibility that Paul is warning against.

He said that?? omg. I thought his bomb, bomb Iran rendition was absurd.