Apparently the other night in New Hampshire, John McCain allowed as how U.S. troops might stay in Iraq for 100 years and "that would be fine by me." He wouldn't want them getting killed ... but if they could pull off that feat, it was okay by him for them to stay around there forever.
We don’t usually get such bald statements of imperial intent from our rulers. On the other hand, such confident disregard for what Iraqis might think about our deployments is commonplace.
What struck me about this exchange is how it came to be: according to MoJo Blog here's what brought McCain's Iraq intentions into the light:
McCain's endorsement for permanent occupation followed.
Listen up, peace folks -- make these dorks tell us what they intend while we can. Elections can be empty, distracting political theater, but we're flubbing an opportunity if we don't push their possibilities.
H/t to NO REST FOR THE AWAKE.