Jun 11, 2008
DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen’s Statement on Senator McCain’s Comment That It Is ‘Not Too Important
DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement in response to Senator John McCain’s comment that withdrawing troops from
“The American people want change and John McCain’s stunning comment today that bringing our troops home from Iraq is ‘not too important’ is further proof of his intention to serve George Bush’s third term and make his policies even worse.
“In fact, if it was up to Senator McCain, he would leave our troops in
Senator John McCain interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show:
Lauer: A lot of people now say the surge is working.
McCain: Anyone who knows the facts on the ground say that.
Lauer: If it’s working, senator, do you now have a better estimate of when American forces can come home from
McCain: No, but that’s not too important. What’s important is the casualties in
-- [NBC’s Today Show, 6/11/08]