TPMtv: McCain’s Yes, No, Maybe on Iraq

Behind the recent “100 years” brouhaha has been Sen. McCain’s claim that we should be seeing our occupation of Iraq following the model of our long-term troop deployments in Germany, Japan and South Korea. But yesterday, the Huffington Post noted that McCain actually hasn’t been consistent on this point either — sometimes saying we need to leave soon and that Iraqis will never accept a permanent US presence and other times that he thinks they’ll be fine with it and that he’d be happy staying for 100 or 1,000 years.

In today’s episode of TPMtv, we go back to the TPM video archives to put the whole back and forth on the Korea model together. Let’s go to the tape …

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