Friday, October 13, 2006

McCain Supports Plan for Success in Iraq

Yesterday, Senator McCain released a statement that he support s General Peter Schoomaker’s announcement on the Army’s long-term plans for Iraq to keep the current level of soldiers in Iraq through 2010. McCain said he “believes we must increase troop strength if we are to win this war.”

What is most comforting to me about this announced support is John’s commitment to success and not political expediency. I think John’s steady (and correct) position on Iraq will help him in his presidential run.

A recent NH poll had McCain and Hillary the leading contenders for their party’s primary in NH. This Iraq position will do well for John, both with NH republicans, but against a possible Hillary challenge as well.