McCain said Wednesday the Iraq surge is leading to success.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – White House hopeful John McCain said Wednesday he believes the surge in Iraq is working, and thinks that if the situation in Iraq continues to improve, so will Americans’ attitudes about the war.
“The situation has dramatically improved,” said McCain during a press availability on Wednesday. “If we can see the same progress in the next 7 or 8 months I think most Americans would be satisfied.”
The Arizona senator is seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
However, he added that the Iraqi government still has work to do in order to progress.
“I believe that the (Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki) government understands that they have to make some progress,” he said. “And I have done everything I can to urge them to do so.”
McCain is a vocal supporter of the Iraq war and the decision to increase the number of U.S. troops in the country..
- CNN Political Producer Xuan Thai