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McCain says to win White House he must convince country Iraq policy is succeeding

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John McCain said Monday that to win the White House he must convince a war-weary country that U.S. policy in Iraq is succeeding.

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newanarchy

United States

#1 Feb 25, 2008
Then he's in an uphill battle, good luck with all that.
Yep Yep

Australia

#2 Feb 25, 2008
the war swallows multi billions of $ every year how can he convinces the voters
John

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 25, 2008
Big mistake he should never have said that.
Wonderwall

Livermore, CA

#4 Feb 26, 2008
John wrote:
Big mistake he should never have said that.
Get used to it. He will be saying "that mistake" alot. If you don't like the war, stop using the oil. John McCain has said that he does not think most Americans realize the fragility of our enviornment and the vunerablity our dependance on foreign oil has caused. Think their is any connection to the war and your own personal use of foreign oil? Anyone?
Wonderwall

Livermore, CA

#6 Feb 26, 2008
John McCain is convinced that stabilization and rebuilding efforts in Iraq are not complete. basically, if we pull out now, we have succeded in totally demolishing their country...but that's it. Thousands of young men are left on the street corners with nothing to do, no jobs, hopes or oppourtunities except to become terrorists!
Wonderwall

Livermore, CA

#7 Feb 26, 2008
Yep Yep wrote:
the war swallows multi billions of $ every year how can he convinces the voters
If you are speaking on a strictly financial scale, I wonder how much money, job creation, and resources the war has given us.
chris

Gainesville, FL

#8 Feb 26, 2008
this is kind of upsetting considering i like mccain but am not in favor of continuing this war.
Raineer et al

Worms, Germany

#10 Feb 26, 2008
Drop THE BOMB on this wasteland and get it over with. It will save millions of people who will otherwise be killed by these sandworms.

While the others speak with their 'feelings', you have the advantage of using your brain.
Logique

Belgium

#12 Feb 26, 2008
I clearly do not understand Mcain's twisting word policy.Isn't he the same guy who approved and voted Bushes governement spending policies, for a
war based on pure unclear speculation,which
caused billions up to trillions of u.s dollards to
be thrown outside the window?isn't he the same one who contributed 100% to Bush's reelection?Now he says he deagrees with is policy.Com eon America
for heaven sake wake up!Do you want another liar for president?Movies are not reality.Bush was never a president,he was a fruitcake.Lets not repeat the same mistake.
justice

Belgium

#13 Feb 26, 2008
Raineer et al wrote:
Drop THE BOMB on this wasteland and get it over with. It will save millions of people who will otherwise be killed by these sandworms.
While the others speak with their 'feelings', you have the advantage of using your brain.
I am fed up with this white trash talk.I wounder how you feel if we called every german a nazi.Irak has done nothing wrong to anyone.What does a 2 year old girl know about terrorism after being blown up by american soldiers?What is America anyway?The land where 80 million Indians were slaughtered.Your Hitler has lost his war.

“ITS TIME TO ROOST !”

Since: Nov 07

Princess Anne, MD

#15 Feb 26, 2008
There is nothing this man can say to convince me that this is suceeding in anything except making Iraq a more dangerous place than it was before this war started..
EVEN STEVIE WONDER CAN SEE THIS!
Travis

UK

#16 Feb 26, 2008
If McCain wants to be elected then he should stop defending the indefensible, Iraq is a nightmare that people are sick of, if the US stays there for 100 years and the fighting continues at this pace the US will lose 100,000 to 150,000 men and it will cost zillions. The fact is the US will not be able to afford this war in another 10 years time, let alone 100! The US will be bankrupt in 20-30 years. ALL empires crumble and the Chinese empire will be ruling the world then.
Get a clue

Port Washington, NY

#17 Feb 26, 2008
If he thinks Iraq is the measure, he's going down.
SNJ

Oslo, Norway

#18 Feb 26, 2008
Yep Yep wrote:
the war swallows multi billions of $ every year how can he convinces the voters
Just ask the first American you bump into if he can point out Thailand on a map, not to mention
Mombasa and Ulan Bator - then you will understand how he can "convince"....piece of cake really!

Davy Gravy

Chillicothe, IL

#19 Feb 26, 2008
Travis wrote:
If McCain wants to be elected then he should stop defending the indefensible, Iraq is a nightmare that people are sick of, if the US stays there for 100 years and the fighting continues at this pace the US will lose 100,000 to 150,000 men and it will cost zillions. The fact is the US will not be able to afford this war in another 10 years time, let alone 100! The US will be bankrupt in 20-30 years. ALL empires crumble and the Chinese empire will be ruling the world then.
Amen! You're right!. I wonder if the U.S.(and I am an American) will ever stop playing the role of the biggest bully on the block? It's stupid and a needless drain on our resources and something that gets us into a lot of trouble and causes a lot of resentment in the world. Let's do what Ron Paul proposes and bring ALL of our troops home (from Iraq, Korea, Japan, Germany, Middle East, and elsewhere) and dedicate our money, manpower and efforts to fixing the problems here at home before sticking our nose(s) into the business of other countries. Then, MAYBE, our involvement will be welcome elsewhere. Remember the caveat: Physician, heal thyself!
War for profit

Jerseyville, IL

#20 Feb 26, 2008
Wonderwall wrote:
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If you are speaking on a strictly financial scale, I wonder how much money, job creation, and resources the war has given us.
You are sick and twisted. I hope you work for a company making body bags you scum bag. Hello folks I'm sorry your family member died fighting a phony war on terror,but I got a raise last week to help pay for my new socks.
leo from shanghai

United States

#21 Feb 26, 2008
make jena bush and chickenhawk fiance honeymoon in iraq. make harvard, stanford, yale students take spring break in iraq. make rush limbaugh and sean hannity do radio shows outside green zone in iraq. make britney, amy, paris, madonna do an outdoor concert in bagdad. DO THAT AND I WILL BELIEVE YOU ABOUT IRAQ SUCESS!!!
OLD BEN

West Memphis, AR

#22 Feb 26, 2008
looking at all of you xperts on war i am thankful that you are not calling the shots. having served my country and under different presidents, i do firmly belive that if we were to pull out of iraq that we will be fighting right here in the united states within a few years. those people over there will not be happy until they try to bring america to our knees, and this will never happen there are still those of us that will fight to the last breath to defend our country, GOD BLESS THOSE BRAVE AMERICANS THAT WILL DEFEND OUR FREEDOM/
Natural Selection

Fogelsville, PA

#23 Feb 26, 2008
It was a mistake the same mistake would be to pull out.. there is too much at stake.
1. The greater part of population in Iraq is depending on our troop for protection... if we left, mass killing, riots, civil war on scale UNSEEN TO DATE would be sure to follow and who's fault would it be. Are we are fair a just country what would people think.
2. Most likely Iraq would turn into to terrorist base
3. Oil, like or not we need a stabilized region so we can drive our SUV's and high HP cars and more cars we buy the better things are here.
4. The American people are responsible for who they voted in, don't blame Him (Bush) blame America, and they have to take responsible course.
(dont vote with our hearts, use our brains.)
John

Eldridge, MO

#24 Feb 26, 2008
OLD BEN wrote:
looking at all of you xperts on war i am thankful that you are not calling the shots. having served my country and under different presidents, i do firmly belive that if we were to pull out of iraq that we will be fighting right here in the united states within a few years. those people over there will not be happy until they try to bring america to our knees, and this will never happen there are still those of us that will fight to the last breath to defend our country, GOD BLESS THOSE BRAVE AMERICANS THAT WILL DEFEND OUR FREEDOM/
I agree with you, however, I question the wisdom of sacrificing brave men and women for a country where "duty,honor,country" has become more of a political phrase than a creed.

If the best and longest reconciliation to the nation is the example of 9-11, which demonstrated that the majority of the populace of the country have a commitment that only lasts the length of a superbowl, my opinion is that further invasion of US soil is inevitable.

I applaud both McCain's service and his vision, but this country is no longer the US that I served during my military experience. This nation is not unique in losing focus of the cost of freedom,

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