From WLWT.com: McCain Rounds Out Presidential Primary Parade
McCain said Monday that to win the White House he must convince a war-weary country that U.S. policy in Iraq is succeeding. If he can’t, “then I lose. I lose,” the Republican said.
He quickly backed off that remark.
“Let me not put it that stark,” McCain told reporters on his campaign bus. “Let me just put it this way: Americans will judge my candidacy first and foremost on how they believe I can lead the country both from our economy and for national security. Obviously, Iraq will play a role in their judgment of my ability to handle national security.”
“If I may, I’d like to retract ‘I’ll lose.’ But I don’t think there’s any doubt that how they judge Iraq will have a direct relation to their judgment of me, my support of the surge,” McCain added. “Clearly, I am tied to it to a large degree.”
McCain states his experience as his prime qualification for being President, but his strong support of the Iraq war calls into question his judgment. Fighting a war in Iraq has not helped our national security and diverting troops from Afghanistan has actually set us back in capturing those who have started this war on terror. How someone who supports Bush’s policies and claims to be a superior candidate for national security is beyond me.