By BRIAN SCHEID
Bucks County Courier Times
Sen. John McCain said that he is willing to stake his presidential campaign, as well as his political career, on his support for the war in Iraq.
In an interview with reporters on the back of his campaign bus, the “Straight Talk Express” Monday afternoon, McCain said that even in retrospect he would still have voted to authorize the war, as he did in 2002.
“I think there's no question,” said the Republican's likely presidential nominee. “I owe too much to these young people who are serving there to let political considerations interfere with what I know is right.
“I believe the American people, over time, will side with me, but if they don't I'll accept that,” he said. “I'd much rather lose a political campaign than lose a war.”
- the war is a clear difference. McCain wants to continue Bush's failed unpopular and expensive policy, lock, stock and barrel. Obama does not.