Thursday, May 15, 2008


10 years in Iraq.

In a speech he's about to give shortly at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio, Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will for the first time talk about a specific date for when he envisions direct American military involvement to be over in Iraq.

It's January, 2013. By then, he says, American combat involvement will be over and most U.S. troops back home.

In a major speech and change in policy regarding the Iraq war, Arizona Senator and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain describes all U.S. combat involvement over by January 2013 and almost all troops back home

A staunch defender of the war in Iraq and an ardent advocate for last year's military surge, even before the Bush administration decided on it, McCain's surprising remarks this morning are an early indicator of a significant shift in the former fighter pilot and POW's stance on the controversial and unpopular war.

Or maybe 100?