Come On John, Let's Get Back On the Straight Talk Express
by James Glaser
February 27, 2008

It was just last month that Senator John McCain was telling America that we might have our troops in Iraq for the next hundred years. He went on to say that he didn't believe that the American people cared if we left our troops there as long as they weren't being killed. That "hundred years" quote has been used over and over again, and it is on YouTube if you want to look it up.

So yesterday, here is John McCain's new line about Iraq, given at a campaign event in Cleveland.

"My friends, the war will be over soon ... for all intents and purposes, although the insurgency will go on for years and years and years," the Arizona senator said. "But it will be handled by the Iraqis, not by us."

Here's the deal, Senator McCain has now figured out that two-thirds of Americans are opposed to George Bush's war in Iraq, and McCain realizes that he will never be President with only one third of the people backing him.

Think back to last year. John McCain was against putting up a fence to stop people from sneaking across our border with Mexico. He also wanted to give citizenship to the millions and millions of illegal aliens who already broke our law by crossing that border illeagally. Then the Senator from Arizona heard the out-cry from the American public against his position, and again, McCain changed his tune, and decided that we had to secure our border before we did anything else. John McCain has been quoted many times telling America, "I get it" when talking about his new position on immigration.

Here are a few quotations fron Senator McCain about how he thought the war in Iraq would go:

"And I believe that the success will be fairly easy." [CNN, Larry King Live, 9/24/02]

"There's no doubt in my mind that once these people are gone that we will be welcomed as liberators." [MSNBC, Hardball, 3/24/03]

"I believe that we can win an overwhelming victory in a very short period of time." [CNN Late Edition, 9/29/02]

"We're not going get into house-to-house fighting in Baghdad" [CNN Late Edition, 9/29/02]

These are quotes from a man who wants us to believe he is ready to be our new Commander-in-Chief. Like George Bush, John McCain is still talking about victory in Iraq, and if you think about what he said when this war was just starting, like George Bush, John McCain had no idea of what war really inviolves.

It is down right scary to think that some Americans are willing to give power to a man as delusional as Senator John McCain has proven to be.

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