Letter to the Editor
John McCain has been fiercely opposed to timetables for getting out of Iraq. Anyone suggesting that we get out of Iraq before defeating the enemy, according to McCain, was practically a traitor. McCain indicated he was willing to stay in Iraq for 100 years and said, “Obama would rather lose a war than lose a political campaign.”
That was last week. Then Bush started talking about a “time horizon” for getting out of Iraq and Obama went to Iraq and talked to the commanders on the ground and the president of Iraq who endorsed Obama’s 16 month timetable and made it clear that they wanted us out. That left John McCain as the last person on the planet who wasn’t for some form of timetable.
But in an interview with CNN, McCain now calls Obama’s idea of a 16-month withdrawal from Iraq “a pretty good timetable.” What? McCain saying the “T” word? Is he finally the last person on earth to understand that Obama was right all along? Or was it that McCain would rather prolong a war that should never have been started than lose a political campaign.