McCain Says It's Fine to Keep Troops in Iraq for "a Hundred Years" or More [VIDEO]
January 04, 2008
This just in from the AP, McCain has a rude interaction with a New Hampshire voter who questioned him and the newly resurgent Republican had some troubling things to say:
McCain, who didn't spend as much time in Iowa, looked to a fourth place finish in the first test of campaign strength. Unlike his rivals, he didn't spend the entire day in Iowa, instead flying back to New Hampshire where he had town hall-style meetings and met with supporters - a sign from his campaign that their effort was supposed to start here.
McCain's style might give him an edge here, where he won the 2000 primary by 19 percentage points over then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Earlier Thursday, he engaged in a spirited exchange with a voter who challenged
him to explain what he hopes the U.S. military will accomplish in Iraq and when he would bring the troops home.
"I do not believe one U.S. soldier being killed every day is success,'' said Dave Tiffany, who described himself as a full-time anti-war activist. He demanded to know from McCain ``how long you want us to be there.''
The two went back and forth several times, with McCain insisting that what matters most is ending American casualties, not their presence in Iraq. He said he would be fine with keeping troops in Iraq for decades as long as they weren't being harmed, similar to the arrangements that exist in South Korea, Japan and other countries.
"A thousand years. A million years. Ten million years,'' McCain said. "It depends on the arrangement we have with the Iraqi government.''Check out the video to your right for more...and for more McCain mean-spiritedness click here.