Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Critical Six Months

John McCain today:

"You have to show success on the ground. … I think the next six months are going to be critical. We are going to have to show enough success or we will be forced out."

John McCain, 12/2005:

[W]e will probably see significant progress in the next six months to a year.

John McCain, August 2003:

We do not have time to spare. If we do not meaningfully improve security and services in Iraq over the next few months, it may be too late. We will risk an irreversible loss of Iraqi confidence and reinforce the efforts of extremists who seek our defeat and threaten Iraq's democratic future.

John McCain, September 2003:

The next three-to-six months will be critical.

John McCain, November 2006:

We're either going to lose this thing or win this thing in the next several months.