McCain Should Know Better

Keith Olbermann on MSNBC Countdown: "Finally tonight, as promised, a Special Comment on Senator John McCain's conclusion that it's 'not too important' when American forces come home from Iraq. Thoughts, offered more in sorrow, than in anger."

//www.truthout.org/article/mccain-should-know-better

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The death of US strategy in Iraq

Christian Science Monitor
by Robert Dujarric and Andy Zelleke

06/17/08

John McCain has set off a firestorm by suggesting that the timing of the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq is ‘not too important.’ What is important, he said, are the casualties in Iraq, pointing to long-term US troop presence in Japan, South Korea, and Germany. He should be commended for his ’straight talk’ in articulating what he believes, despite its unpopularity. But Senator McCain has yet to give the American people clear answers to three fundamental questions: What, exactly, are the political objectives of keeping large numbers of American soldiers in Iraq for years to come? What plausible outcome would benefit the United States enough to justify the wrenching costs of achieving those objectives? And what, concretely, is the strategy for getting there?

//www.csmonitor.com/2008/0617/p09s02-coop.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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