It seems to John McCain simply does not understand the concerns of the voters and he proved that again in an interview on NBC. Here's a snippet.
Here he goes again. He loves to make these claims that Iraq will be like Korea and Japan. He loves to go from point A to point C without mentioning how he will get through part B. When asked the very reasonable question if he had a better estimate as to when the troops can come home since life is apparently wonderful on the ground in Iraq, he responds
"No, but that's not too important. What's important is the causalities in Iraq. Americans are in South Korea. Americans are in Japan. American troops are in Germany. That's all fine."
People want the troops home because they don't want causalities, right? What about the fact that we have lost nearly 4095 people during this war? What about the lives that will most definitely be lost while we're trying to make Iraq like Korea or Japan? I'm shocked that he STILL does not get it. He still thinks that this is what we want. People will not wait for the slim chance that Iraq might become a stable nation.
It costs blood and lives to get there. It is important to those families.