McCain Speaks In CO, Lashes Out At '100 Years' Ads

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

John McCain says television ads accusing him of advocating a 100-year war in Iraq aren't accurate in portraying his position on the war.

McCain, speaking Friday in Colorado, says the ad being run by the Democratic National Committee and the liberal group MoveOn.org is "a direct falsification." McCain doesn't deny saying "100 years" in connection with U.S. military operations in Iraq, but says he was clearly referring to a possible peacekeeping force -- and not a century-long war, as critics imply.

McCain says there are "legitimate differences" between himself and the two Democratic candidates.

Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton want to set a date for withdrawal from Iraq, which McCain argues would lead to chaos and genocide in the Middle East.


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  • by Troy Location: Loveland, CO on May 6, 2008 at 04:34 PM
    Contrary to what the media has said, Ron Paul IS STILL RUNNING and he is STILL gaining support. Instead of listening to media people's twisted version of who Ron Paul is, people should actually go to www.ronpaul2008.com and actually find out who he is and what he stands for. McCain is another Bush and is not even close to being a true Republican.
  • by Me Location: here on May 6, 2008 at 11:57 AM
    Genocide in the Middle East? Really? You mean, this hasn't been going on for CENTURIES? And there is something WRONG with that? There is something wrong with murdering cowardly ignorant fanatics killing each other instead of everyone else that they blame their problems on?
  • by Bob Location: Falcon on May 6, 2008 at 10:47 AM
    I'm gonna vote McCain. I wanna cancel out Jacks vote below.
  • by Jack Location: Security on May 6, 2008 at 08:59 AM
    McCain is a senile old fool. They couldn't find another weak minded puppet, so they're getting him to do their bidding. He straight up said "We will be in Iraq for 100 years" like it was something good. the only people who want him in are the ones who invested in this war, and they should all be arrested for treason. Go Obama!
  • by Ted Location: C/S on May 5, 2008 at 04:52 PM
    John Kerry IS the ultimate flip flop. Nuff said.
  • by Paul Location: Ft. Carson on May 5, 2008 at 11:38 AM
    Can anyone remember any person running for office not flip flopping on the issues. Seems to me that politicians will tell you what you want to hear to get elected. Usually whether they are "for" or "opposed" to something depends on what is popular at the time.
  • by John on May 5, 2008 at 09:28 AM
    I would have to agree with DocZ. McCain flip flops more than any other candidate in recent memory. Different Republican, same old B S.
  • by InTheSprings Location: The Springs on May 5, 2008 at 08:00 AM
    McCain, continuation of Bush. Scary!
  • by Jen on May 4, 2008 at 08:27 PM
    lol Hillebeast...i love it. I personally don't care for ANY of the candidates.
  • by Bill Location: colorado springs, CO on May 3, 2008 at 02:24 AM
    DocZ voting for someone other than Sen. McCain REALLY scares me. Barak-O or the Hillebeast... send them both away, please.
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