John McCain is once again the number one man in my heart (well, besides SB). We've been through some tough times and I was pretty upset with him. But I'm over it. He's won me back. Watching him during all this ISG business............I'm a McCain Girl again.
On troop levels:
Some members of the Armed Services Committee hold views contrary to the group's recommendations, and Sen. John McCain, who advocates doubling the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, grilled the chairmen on their report.
The Arizona Republican, who has said the U.S. won't win in Iraq without upping troop levels, said he disagrees with the report's assertion that troop levels can't be increased "because we do not believe that the needed levels are available for a sustained deployment.
"My studies and figures show that they are available for sustained deployment, at least in order to get the situation under control," McCain said.
On talking to Iran & Syria:
McCain also expressed problems with the notion of sitting down with Iran and Syria, saying, "I don't believe that a peace conference with people who are dedicated to your extinction has much short-term gain."