McCain: '100-year' Remark Distorted

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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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  • by Susan Location: Colo Springs on Feb 28, 2008 at 12:08 PM
    NOt about Mccain, but I wonder if any of Brittany Spears's docs have looked into Post Partum Depression. With drinking and maybe drugs, perhaps she has exacerbated(sp?)this disorder. She's in her 20's and still acting like a teenager, who as we know still have brain developement going on in the judgement part of the front brain.
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