John McCain and George Bush have been lockstep on Iraq from day one.

Opening Graphic: “McCain & Bush on Iraq: In Lockstep from Day One”

DON RUMSFELD: “There has been a good deal of interaction between the terrorists in the Philippines and the al-Qaeda and people in Iraq.” [ABC News, “Nightline,” 11/28/2001]

MCCAIN: “There has been significant involvement on the part of the Iraqis and Saddam Hussein in the acts of terror that have been committed in the past.” [ABC News, “Nightline,” 11/28/2001]

Graphic: “…in 2003”

DICK CHENEY: “My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.” [Meet the Press, March 16, 2003]

MCCAIN: “We will be welcomed as liberators.” [MSNBC, Hardball, 3/24/03]

Graphic: “…in 2004”

PRESIDENT BUSH: “We will stay the course.” [President Bush, Press Conference, 4/13/04]

MCCAIN: “We’ve got to stay the course here.” [ABC This Week, 10/24/2004]

Graphic: “…2008”

BUSH: “Al Qaida is on the run in IrAq.” [2008 State of the Union Address]

MCCAIN: “I’ve said many times, Al Qaida is on the run.” [Fox News, “Fox News Sunday,” 2/3/08]

QUESTION: “President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years’ MCCAIN: “Maybe a hundred. That’s fine with me. I hope it would be fine with you.” [McCain Derry, NH townhall meeting, 1/3/08]

Graphic: “After Five Years, We Don’t Need a Third Bush Term.”

Graphic: “Bush & McCain: Wrong Then, Wrong Now.”

 

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