04/09/2008 01:38 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How Do You Get 100 Years in Iraq? Six Months at a Time.

It seems like no matter what happens in Iraq, the Bush administration and John McCain always have an answer: 6 more months.

When the "surge" began a year ago, they told America things would get better by September. In September, they said we'd know more by spring. And this week, General Petraeus is on Capitol Hill asking for -- you guessed it -- 6 more months. He says we need a 45 day evaluation period starting this summer, followed by an indefinite "assessment period" which puts us back in... September!

Senator McCain and President Bush couldn't agree more.

It's a strategy: selling an endless war on the installment plan. So today, we put together a web video that captures some of the greatest "just give us six more months" hits -- from 2003 to today. Check it out:

Worth noting: that while Bush and McCain have no plan to end the war, a group of military leaders and Congressional challengers have put together a Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq.