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Reuters: McCain Says U.S. Needs 10,000 More Troops in Iraq
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States needs at least 10,000 more troops in Iraq (news - web sites) and must curb domestic spending to pay for the war, John McCain, a Republican senator and former rival of President Bush (news - web sites), said on Thursday.


"We need to make tough decisions about where our wartime priorities lay and this means that we have to reassess our domestic priorities ... we simply cannot have it all -- tax cuts, pork for the special interests, ever-growing entitlement programs and war in Iraq," he said.

"Congress cannot demand discipline and sacrifice only of the men and women fighting in the desert. We need it at home as well," he said.
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  -Reuters: McCain Says U.S. Needs 10,000 More Troops in Iraq MallRat  Apr-22-04 02:03 PM   #0 
  - Canada is  Wright Patman   Apr-22-04 02:05 PM   # 
  - More like 100,000 - ask General Shinseki.  BlueEyedSon   Apr-22-04 02:05 PM   #1 
  - Figure I heard was 500,000 troops.  Jacobin   Apr-22-04 02:29 PM   #14 
  - I have a proposal: let's eliminate the source of the problem: Bush*.  LittleApple81   Apr-22-04 02:06 PM   #2 
  - 10000 troops?  still_one   Apr-22-04 02:07 PM   #3 
  - "We need to make tough decisions"  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-22-04 02:07 PM   #4 
  - that has to be a typo..  trekbiker   Apr-22-04 02:10 PM   #5 
  - Yeah, that will fix everything...  KissMyAsscroft   Apr-22-04 02:11 PM   #6 
  - It appears that the PA  PaDUer   Apr-22-04 03:23 PM   #17 
  - Well of course  Vladimir   Apr-22-04 02:14 PM   #7 
  - 10,000? Not even close.  toiletbush   Apr-22-04 02:17 PM   #8 
  - Someone from my hometown would have thought the same!  GrndLkNatv   Apr-22-04 02:17 PM   #9 
  - Hi GrndLkNatv!!  newyawker99   Apr-22-04 06:06 PM   #20 
  - Saddam had 4,000,000 troops  ritc2750   Apr-22-04 02:18 PM   #10 
  - WHAT ABOUT PRESCRIPTIONS FOR SENIORS  saigon68   Apr-22-04 02:21 PM   #11 
  - "Ever growing entitlement programs"?  bif   Apr-22-04 02:24 PM   #12 
  - No, we need 130,000 fewer troops in Iraq.  damnraddem   Apr-22-04 02:24 PM   #13 
  - This Is Typical  atreides1   Apr-22-04 03:07 PM   #15 
  - McCain is criticizing Bush, unlike many Dems  Leilani   Apr-22-04 03:18 PM   #16 
     - Then He Should Call for Repeal of the Tax Cuts, Same as Kerry  atreides1   Apr-22-04 04:13 PM   #19 
        - I agree with you  Leilani   Apr-22-04 06:55 PM   #21 
  - keep it up, McCain  WI_DEM   Apr-22-04 03:57 PM   #18 
  - McCain's right  sjgman9   Apr-22-04 06:56 PM   #22 
  - send McCains kid  Mari333   Apr-22-04 06:58 PM   #23 
  - McCain has 7 children and 4 grandchildren  NNN0LHI   Apr-22-04 07:05 PM   #24 
     - Send McCain himself  Must_B_Free   Apr-22-04 11:02 PM   #30 
  - McCain is a strange one  rfkrocks   Apr-22-04 08:57 PM   #25 
  - "Escalation", thanks to Art Buchwald, circa 1968  daleo   Apr-22-04 10:10 PM   #26 
  - Escalation, thanks to Lawrence of Arabia, Aug. 2, 1920...  JohnOneillsMemory   Apr-22-04 10:36 PM   #27 
     - They are both great warnings, from great men and great writers.  daleo   Apr-22-04 10:51 PM   #28 
  - McCain learned absolutely nothing from his tour in VietNam  leesa   Apr-22-04 10:56 PM   #29 
  - To be efficient,  burrowowl   Apr-22-04 11:38 PM   #31 
  - Clone wars  Philestine   Apr-23-04 12:08 AM   #32 
  - Between a rock and a hard place  Philestine   Apr-23-04 01:39 AM   #33 

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