KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New military tactics in Iraq are working but the
best way to honor U.S. soldiers is "by beginning to bring them home,"
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told war veterans Monday.
seeking the Democratic nomination for president, praised the work that
soldiers have done in Iraq but described the government there as "on
vacation," leaving American troops in the middle of a sectarian war.
the Veterans of Foreign Wars were told by Sen. John McCain, who is
seeking the GOP nomination, that withdrawing from Iraq would be a
historic mistake — far worse than previous U.S. missteps in the country.
said he understands that Americans are "sick and tired" of the war,
which he said hasn't gone well. Still, he said Gen. David Petraeus and
other military leaders deserve patience.
U.S. commander who will report to Congress on progress in Iraq next
month, told the group that in some areas, partnerships between
coalition forces and Iraqi soldiers are "quite robust." He also said
that Iraqi losses have been three times those suffered by the U.S.-led
Clinton and McCain spoke to hundreds of members of
the VFW, which is holding its annual convention in Kansas City. On
Tuesday, Democratic candidate Barack Obama and former GOP Sen. Fred
Thompson are to speak. President Bush arrives Wednesday.
Let's see, who speaks like a commander in chief and diplomat.
Clinton: Troops are doing well, let's bring them home.
Clinton: Iraqi government is on vacation
Nope, she doesn't sound like a leader
McCain: that withdrawing from Iraq would be a
McCain: Far worse than the mistakes already made.
Better, but lacks force.
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