March 17th, 2008
11:50 AM ET
10 years ago

Stakes are enormous in Iraq for McCain


Watch McCain speak with CNN's John King.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) - For a few hours on Monday, the halls of Saddam Hussein's Republican Palace - the seat of his rule - looked like a scene from the U.S. Capitol.

Trademark cup of coffee in hand, Sen. John McCain of Arizona strode down the hall, then turned in to a meeting room to be joined by two legislative and political allies, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut.

A few yards away, a security detail ushered Vice President Dick Cheney, who serves as president of the Senate in his constitutional role, into another meeting.

Both the vice president and the Senate delegation were here for a firsthand look at the security and political situation in Iraq, and their agendas both included time with the U.S. commanding general as well as senior Iraqi officials.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. karen hussein

    McCain has Carl ROve in his campaign. Watch yo backs DEMS!

    March 17, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  2. Tanya

    Folks, 3 am call already came! And it is an emergency scream from your economy.
    Wake up and ask whatever candidate you adore real questions about real issues!

    March 17, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Al, Sacramento Ca

    Question to the Bushie loyals and all the rest of the stupid republicans?

    If Iraq is so safe, then why are we still there????

    March 17, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  4. David

    I don't believe the surge is working as much as McCain claims. The reason why the violence has abated is because of the cease fire ordered by Muqtada Al Sadr. It makes you wonder whether the US government is paying him to make it look like the strategy is working.

    March 17, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
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