McCain Pooh-Poohs a Time Frame for Withdrawal
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
John McCain dug his heels even further into the proverbial Iraqi soil Wednesday morning when he rearticulated his commitment to the U.S. staying in Iraq, claiming that a time frame for withdrawal is “not too important” and that Barack Obama’s resistance to the war ignores how the U.S. is “succeeding” in the country.
Republican presidential nominee John McCain this morning categorised the time frame for US troops withdrawal from Iraq as “not too important” and suggested he is prepared for a long-term commitment there.
“We are succeeding” in Iraq, he said. “And it’s fascinating that Senator Obama doesn’t realise that.”
The remarks provided an immediate opportunity for presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama’s campaign to bring the war back to the forefront of the race. He has been a steadfast opponent of the war since 2002.
McCain also spoke about the need for lower gas prices, something he doesn’t bother to connect to the U.S. occupation of Iraq.