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McCain on the War

I disagree with John McCain on a lot of things, but I have been very impressed with his stand on the war and I have nothing but praise for the following quotes of his from this weekend's Meet the Press.

"It's my job to give my best estimate to the American people -- no matter what the political calculations may be -- as to what's the best in our nation's national security interest. Young men and women are risking their lives as we speak in Iraq, and I know that they will be in greater harm's way if we withdraw from Iraq as we keep debating over and over and over again. And I know what's best in my mind and my experience and my knowledge and my inspiration as to what's best for this country."
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"I know what war is, I know how evil these people are. I know what war and peace is about, and I know the consequences from my study of history and knowledge and background -- the consequences of failure. So if I'm the last man standing, I have an obligation to do what my conscience and my knowledge and my background and everything I've known through my well-experienced life is best for this country, and I will not change from that position. But I also understand what public opinion does and what democracies do, but that doesn't mean that I change my views and my positions and blow in the direction in which the political winds are blowing."

-- John McCain, NBC's "Meet The Press," 5/13/07


Comments (5)

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marc:

BAGHDAD -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki agreed to give Sunnis a bigger role in security operations in their areas, lawmakers said Sunday, in a deal that staves off a threatened Sunni walkout that could have toppled the Shiite leader's embattled government.

John McCain supported Kerry... (Below threshold)
kim:

John McCain supported Kerry against the Swifties precipitously and without command of the facts. He, too, is unfit for command.
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Good job, Senator McCain!</... (Below threshold)

Good job, Senator McCain!

However, if he thinks this is gonna make conservatives forget their many disagreements with him, I suspect he is sadly mistaken.

"Young men and women are ri... (Below threshold)

"Young men and women are risking their lives as we speak in Iraq, and I know that they will be in greater harm's way if we withdraw from Iraq..."

That's absurd-- as is our faith and trust in Maliki and the Sadrists in the Iraqi Congress. Breaking our army protecting the interests of these chaps is the worst course imaginable.

*I* was Oyster before he wa... (Below threshold)

*I* was Oyster before he was :-)




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