Speaking before the VFW in Kansas City, says abandoning Iraq would be “reckless” and represents a “failure of leadership.”
Invoking the 4,000 U.S. deaths in Iraq, calls on Clinton and Obama to “do the right thing.” Click above for clip.
“In such a grave matter, we must put the nation’s interests before our own ambitions.“ Read full text of his remarks here.
Clinton responds in statement: “Senator McCain’s Groundhog Day approach to Iraq means four more years of the Bush-Cheney-McCain policy of continuing to police a civil war…” Read full response.
Obama responds in statement: “It’s a failure of leadership to support an open-ended occupation of Iraq that has failed to press Iraq’s leaders to reconcile, badly overstretched our military… and made the American people less safe.” Read full response.