McCain Ties Campaign Hopes to Iraq War

Talking to reporters on his campaign bus, the Straight Talk Express, earlier this year, John McCain said that if he cannot convince voters that the war in Iraq is succeeding, "I lose, I lose." He immediately said that he didn't really mean that — that he wanted to retract the remark. But what he blurted out that day may be a pretty accurate assessment. For better or worse, McCain has largely hitched his presidential ambitions to the Iraq War. So far, it has at times been for better. At...Full Story
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