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Bucking the Tide, McCain Calls for More Troops in Iraq

by Mark5019 / November 21, 2005 11:26 PM PST

Democrats are pushing for early troop withdrawals from Iraq. Republicans are panting for them. But Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that would be "a major step on the road to disaster."

Somehow, last week, The New York Times and The Washington Post decided to give top-of-Page 1 treatment to Democratic Rep. John Murtha's (Pa.) call for immediate troop withdrawals. Yet when McCain, normally a hero of the media (myself included), advocated increasing U.S. troop strength by 10,000 in a Washington, D.C., speech on Nov. 10, it got played on Page 21 of the Times and Page 16 of the Post. McCain, though, has it right.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-11_22_05_MK.html

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Man if only his last name had been Bush !
by grimgraphix / November 21, 2005 11:47 PM PST

You gotta respect a man who tries to do the right thing without pandering to special interests. Too bad he didn't get to be in Skull & Bones.

grim

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(NT) (NT) thats why i respect our president
by Mark5019 / November 21, 2005 11:49 PM PST
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I have to agree
by dirtyrich / November 22, 2005 3:04 AM PST

The easiest way to win a war is to overwhelm the enemy. Send in as many troops as we can and take out any and every Iraqi who looks at us cross-eyed.
A shortage of ground troops contributed to our loss in the Vietnam War.

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yes
by Mark5019 / November 22, 2005 3:13 AM PST
In reply to: I have to agree

and not useing air power we place our men in harms way
to save inocents

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