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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You can't have it both ways

Would someone please clarify for me John McCain’s position on when the U.S. should withdraw troops from Iraq?

McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, has said he opposes the plan by Democratic candidate Barack Obama to bring all U.S. forces home within 16 months of Inauguration Day.

Any withdrawal of troops from Iraq "must be based on conditions on the ground," McCain said on Monday.

“When you win wars, troops come home,” he said during the same remarks. “He (Obama) has been completely wrong on the issue.”

But then, later on Monday, McCain said: "We've succeeded (in Iraq). We're not succeeding, we've succeeded.”

Doesn’t “we've succeeded” mean we’ve won? And didn’t McCain, just a few hours earlier, say that “when you win wars, troops come home”?

Why, then, does John McCain oppose the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq?



Blogger spartica said...

I love your favorite is the Wal-Mart story...but of course, that's because it involves my G'Son!

I will try to read on a more regular basis, as I can see you thinking all of these things up and laughing about them!

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July 25, 2008 at 3:14 PM 

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