LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) - Sen. John McCain could support a 16-month timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, he told CNN's Larry King Monday night.
But the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said he would only do that if military chiefs deemed the "conditions on the ground" safe enough.
Watch: McCain talks to Larry King
Speaking from Bakersfield, California, the Arizona senator said he would not stick to a "hard and firm date" suggested by Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Related: McCain says voters should not be concerned about his health
Shame on you for that headline, CNN. That is not what he said at all. He simply said that IF, after examining the facts, a timeline is appropriate that he would support one. You'r trying to make it look like he flip flopped to Obama's strict 16-month timeline when that is clearly not the case. Again, shame on you.
The old guy finally came to his senses......but it's too little ....too late !!!!
Repubicans are starting to copy everthing obama says now, last night Mccain not only did he say he suppoerts 16Month timetable, he also flip flapped in the issuse of affirmative action, in the past he said it is divissive, but with larry he went on to say exactly what obama had said he is coping every thing obama says and he tells the American people Obama is inexperieced, My question to Mcwar is what did he get out his 30 years senate experience he is 80 percent of the time wrong he was wrong in supporting bush to go to ware, he flip floped million times.
****The Flip-Flop king Reigns****
AND IS ALSO A COPY CAT
Next on McCains list, flip flop the voting machine results.
REALLY REALLY REALLY–I CANNOT COMMENT ON THIS THIS SILLY MAN
What happened to 100 years? This is obvious flip flopping. Do these guys realize that we are listening to the rhetoric and that our memory is significantly longer than that of goldfish.
And to the guy, E. Scott,
THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THIS COUNTRY EVER MADE WAS ELECTING BUSH TWICE!
Right now the nation is in debt the economy is in turmoil (not mental, it's real) Healthcare is non existent for too many Americans.
Drilling for oil is not going to produce ANY results FOR YEARS. And talking to people and working out our problems without violence takes more strength honor and courage than fighting a war. How bout we stop the terrorist at the source?
Why are you for McCain and the Republicans after they have driven this country into the ground for 7 and a half years. Do you watch the news? Do you shop at the store? Do you have friends who are struggling? WE NEED CHANGE!
CNN PLEASE POST THIS
OBAMA '08 DEMOCRATS '08 AND FOREVER
So senile he's beginning to think he is Obama.
el flip e' flop for McFossil
WASHINGTON — President Bush on Monday praised Pakistan’s commitment to fighting extremists along its deteriorating border with Afghanistan, only hours after an American missile strike destroyed what American and Pakistani officials described as a militant outpost in the region, killing at least six fighters.
"If we have actionable intelligence and Pakistan is unwilling or unable to act, we will". American power.
This is another attempt by CNN to throw viewers off on the road path. I saw the Mccain interview and no where in there did he say he endorsed a time table for withdraw. It was always based on conditions on the ground and whether that may result in troop withdraw in 1 month, 5 months, 12 months, 16 months or 2 years.....conditions dictates this and not candidates proposing to telegraph an artificial stern time table without considerations to gains, interests, american lives and conditions politically and security wise on the ground. CNN is bias and its a real shame!
CNN) — Sen. John McCain could support a 16-month timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq!!!
Senator you ATTACK Sentor Obama for 2 weeks or more regarding the 16 months withdrawl ...maybe it was the Mole that was blocking your PEA Size Brain !!
To E. Scott Worst Person !!!!
Why am I not surprised?
What a piece of work this guy is. After arguing for
as long as I can remember that we need to stay
in Iraq for an extended period of time, NOW he
decides that what Obama has been saying all
along is the proper course to take.
And then he has the AUDACITY to try to slam Obama?!
What is THAT all about? "Yeah I know Obama has been
saying we could be out in 16 months, as long as the
situation on the ground warrants it, but he was wrong to
say that we could be out in 16 months, as long as the
situation on the ground warrants it. That's why today,
I will tell YOU, the American people, that we can be
out in 16 months, if the situation on the ground warrants it.
But Obama was wrong for saying it first. Thank you."
Oh, John – what has become of you?
This guy is a total joke, talk about a flip flopper. Once again he is trying to steal Obama views!!
Good Grief – if McSame were to somehow be elected, the entire world would ROAR in collective laughter and disgust. Our Position in the world would finally be destroyed. America – electing the same old War Mongers and wealthy old white men. You cannot travel the world with people referring to you as Beloved and hanging on your every word and not be elected POTUS.
Obama 'till 2016!
JOHN McSAME = FLIP-FLOP EXPRESS = brain paralysis!!!!!!!!!!
Ah yes, more fodder for stupid liberals to go crazy over. I wonder what the over/under is on McSame, McBush, McHypocrite, etc will be? Not only are your politics mindless and lame, but so are your insults. You still counting back the days since "mission accomplished"?
McCain's stance has always been that we would withdraw when necessary, and he only said that he'd conditionally withdraw in a 16 month timeframe. Unlike Obama, who wants us to lose this war for his own selfish political gain, McCain actually cares about the military and the safety of our country.
Sometimes I worry for this country, but then I remember that young liberals don't vote. I'd say see you in November, but you won't be there.
Obama is the way forward,any attept to elect Maccain is taking America backward.
OBAMA ROCKS 08
E. scott sounds like you're descibing the Bushes when you consider Bush senior's relationship w / Noriega & even Saddam Husein B4 Saddam dissed him big time . The only difference is the only drilling the Bushes support is that which increases their own oil profits. Mc Same-McShame & camp please point the accusatory "Flip-Flop" finger @ yourselves.Thisis major Flip -Flop Flap for the obvious reason !!!!! America is not buying the fertilizer today !!!!
When "weighing" both of these candidate's position on this important issue, it's unfortunate for us; that neither one of them can "predict the future" and the "future outcome" of that action. So, I guess they both could be right or wrong, but until that time comes, we will never know; will we!
This smells of desperation. McCain is well aware that the hope of winning the election is slipping away from him.
What happened to E. Scott's post? I can't find it. I can find the replies to his post though. Anybody who is voting Republican this year does not care about America. The only reason to vote republican is because you have been brainwashed into believing these guys have our best interests in mind
How conveniently the Obamabots pick their terminology! Obama "refines" his issues, McCain flip-flops. Funny! Stupid - but funny!
As I recall, during the primaries Obama didn't even have any stand on the issues that were his own - the just piggybacked off Hillary. The ONLY stand he could take was that he did not vote for the war - which was a pretty lame stand, since he wasn't yet in the Senate when that vote was taken.
Then after the primaries he literally STOLE Hillary's stand on the issues. Remember Hillary's "responsible" withdrawal from Iraq and Obama's "immediate" withdrawal from Iraq? No, bet you don't want to.
Sorry, but the emperor (Obama) still has no new clothes - and some of us actually notice that - go figure!
Didn't he say before that a timetable was a timetable to a loss? Why the big change?
So what he's saying, is that Obama was right all alone; is this suppose to help him?
Its time for a nap John. Talk about a flip flopper you are number 1. You are worse than Bob Dole. America is DOOMED if you win.