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John McCain Announces

Posted by shadmia on March 2, 2007

Sen. John McCain, (R-Az) announced on the David Letterman Show that he would be seeking the Republican nomination for the Presidency in 2008…..and just like Joe Biden with his remarks about Barak Obama, stepped into criticism right away. He called the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq “wasted lives”. Ironically this was the same phrase that Barak Obama had used before and had to issue an apology. John McCain had to do likewise, that is, issue an apology.

The Announcement

The Slip

The Apology

 

Last evening, I referred to American casualties in Iraq as wasted. I should have used the word, sacrificed, as I have in the past. No one appreciates and honors more than I do the selfless patriotism of American servicemen and women in the Iraq War. We owe them a debt we can never fully repay. And America’s leaders owe them, as well as the American people, our best judgment and honest appraisal of the progress of the war, in which they continue to sacrifice. “As I have said many times, I believe we have made many mistakes in the prosecution of the war. With a new Commanding General and a new strategy, we are now trying to correct those mistakes, and I believe we have a realistic chance to succeed. “That does not change the fact, however, that we have made many mistakes in the past, and we have paid a grievous price for those mistakes in the lives of the men and women who have died to protect our interests in Iraq and defend the rest of us from the even greater threat we would face if we are defeated there.”

 

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