Fresh off his fourth place finish, somehow pimped as a "win" in the Iowa caucuses, St. John McCain displays his steel-trap grasp on what the American people really want in a president:
Q: President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years — (cut off by McCain)
McCAIN: Make it a hundred.
Q: Is that … (cut off)
McCAIN: We’ve been in South Korea … we’ve been in Japan for 60 years. We’ve been in South Korea 50 years or so. That would be fine with me. As long as Americans …
Q: [tries to say something]
McCAIN: As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. That’s fine with me, I hope that would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Queada is training and equipping and recruiting and motivating people every single day.
Asked about the remark later by Mother Jones’ David Corn, McCain reaffirmed it, “excitedly declaring that U.S. troops could be in Iraq for ‘a thousand years’ or ‘a million years,’ as far as he was concerned.”
I realize that the pundits really do have their own way of looking at things, you know like crack addicts, but how does fourth place equal a win for McCain? This must be further proof of the terrible bias in the MSM. Paging Sandy Crock-of-the-Matter. Sandy Crock? Please pick up the white courtesy phone.
We're getting there. From St. McCain's appearance on Face the Nation this morning:
The point is it’s American casualties. We’ve go to get American’s off the frontlines, have the Iraqis as part of the strategy, take over more and more of the responsibilities, and then I don’t think Americans are concerned if we’re there for one hundred years or a thousand years or ten thousand years.