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John Mccain Surge

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Hagel And McCain Have Testy Exchange Over Iraq Surge | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over the Iraq War was reignited on Thursday when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took on Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel for...

Sam Stein

McCain Backs Obama On Afghanistan But Cautions: We Aren't Winning | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a speech to a largely conservative audience on Wednesday, Sen. John McCain applauded President Obama's decision to add 17,000 troops to Afghanistan...

Seth Colter Walls

McCain To Propose An "Economic Surge" For America | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain has famously admitted to a "lack of knowledge" about economics. So when he talks about the economy later today in Ohio, it appears he will...

Withdrawing from Iraq, Reinforcing Afghanistan

Joe Galloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Galloway

Bush and McCain had barely completed even one Iraq victory lap singing hosannas to the surge when they were obliged to begin thinking and talking about how they're going to shore up a failing policy in Afghanistan.

John McCain and "the Creeps"

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

McCain has overtaken every competitor in the "creeps" department. He gives the creeps in that special skin crawling way that is now found only in teen age fright movies.

McCain Denies Surge Gaffe Again

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican presidential candidate John McCain had his own German experience Thursday _ at a restaurant in Ohio. He asserted tha...

McCain Makes the Biggest Political Mistake of Our Lifetimes

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

McCain, the former press darling who once referred to the media as "my base," is so upset that press is following Obama, he's become whining and petulant about it.

Why John McCain's "Surge" Success Story is a Lie

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

McCain's belief that the surge "won the war" contradicts the substance of the "status of force" agreement the Bush administration has been trying to ram down the Iraqi government's throat.

Lieberman: Obama Couldn't Go To Iraq If It Wasn't For McCain

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Look, the fact is that if Barack Obama's policy on Iraq had been implemented, Barack Obama couldn't go to Iraq today, it wouldn't be safe," Sen. Joe ...

Marketing a Myth: How John McCain Actually Got The Surge Wrong

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

The fall-off in violence in Iraq had almost nothing to do with the increase in American troop levels -- and everything to do with actually talking with and supporting the previous insurgents.

Jason Linkins

Globe Columnist Gets It Right On Iraq | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even with all the Iraq War criticism out there, it is rare to find a writer who manages to get it as right as Andrew J. Bacevich does in today's Bosto...

McCain: I "Had No Confidence" In Bush Before The Surge

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has long held that he was the "greatest critic" of Donald Rumsfeld's strategy in Iraq. Now, as he moves into the general elect...

McCain: Iraq War "Will Be Over Soon"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a townhall meeting today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was asked about the status of the situation in Iraq. McCain, who notoriously said last month that...

Security Gains From Surge Backsliding

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was the crescendo of an otherwise flat State of the Union address. "Ladies and Gentlemen," President George W. Bush declared Monday night, "some ma...