“I can look you in the eye and tell you that (the surge) is succeeding. We have drawn down to pre-surge levels, Basra, Mosul and now Sadr City are quiet,” McCain told supporters in Greenville, WI.
Really? No, not really. There are currently just over 155,000 troops in Iraq. That's about 15,000 more than were there prior to the surge. Since the surge only consisted of an additional 30,000 troops, that would mean more than half of those troops are still on the ground in Iraq.
How many inaccuracies are we to swallow as "misspeaks" before people really start questioning McCain's state-of-mind?