McCain: '100-year' Remark Distorted

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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Republican presidential hopeful John McCain says his remark that American troops could stay in Iraq for 100 years has been distorted. At the same time, he still suggests a lengthy U.S. presence.

McCain was responding to a student who had criticized his 100-year remark during a town hall meeting at Rice University in Houston.

The student referred to McCain's response at a town hall meeting in January when he was asked about a comment President Bush had made about U.S. troops remaining in Iraq for 50 years.

McCain's reply at the time was: "Maybe 100."

Speaking today, McCain pointed to places where the U.S. military is maintaining a peaceful presence, such as Korea, Japan, Germany and Kuwait.

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