He said he was thinking of our long-term presences in places like Japan, South Korea, Germany. But he also mentioned engaging “al Qaeda.” Americans aren’t killing or being killed in Japan, Korea, Germany, but they would be in Iraq. Hence it’s entirely fair to say he’s implying a hundred-years’ war there. He may not have intended to. Either he’s lying now, or was imprudent then. (We’ve had enough of that for the last 7+ years!) Either way, it’s a bad sign for someone who wants to have his finger on The Button for the next 4 years. Bad news.
Is it too late to bring back Bill Richardson?!