McCain Tries to Backtrack on 100 Years of War

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John McCain has finally gone to the press and backtracked on his quote that he would comfortable with a 100-year-long American presence in Iraq, saying that he “was taken out context — wildly.”

Uh, actually no. Our very own David Corn was at the event where McCain made the 100 years comment, and asked the candidate about it afterward. Check the link. McCain can’t weasel out of this one.

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