Why Worry?

McCain's recent comments about the war in Iraq got me thinking of another quagmire not too long ago. This was a war that he fought in and became a prisoner of war.

In his recent comments, McCain said:

"Anyone who worries about how long we’re in Iraq does not understand the military and does not understand war."

If it wasn't for the American people worrying about how long we were in Vietnam and if it weren't for the American people strongly disapproving of that war, would we still be there? Would John McCain still be a prisoner of war?

John McCain was released as a POW after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords which brought an end to the war in Vietnam. What if Nixon said he was fine if we kept troops in Vietnam for the next 100 years? Would John McCain be running for president today?

Don't get me wrong, I respect McCain's service to this country, but for someone who fought in Vietnam and experienced first hand a war without end, I would think that he would take a wiser position on the war in Iraq.

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