McCain: When I Withdraw, We're Done. With Obama, We Might Have To Return

WILKES-BARRE, PA -- Barack Obama still won't endorse the surge, and that, says John McCain, is evidence of collosal misjudgment McCain says Obama is reckless -- committed to withdrawing troops even if doing so would set off a civil war If McCain is president and his strategy prevails, "We will come home. We will come home with victory and honor, but we will never have to go back," he said.

"So, when Senator Obama says well if we don't succeed, we may have to go back in, we might."

At his second town hall meeting in two days, McCain faced politely critical questions. One questioner, who described himself as a veteran, plaintively asked McCain to take better care of veterans.

Though Obama is in Israel, McCain did not address his opponent when asked about the future of the country.

The campaign canceled a press conference but aides said that he would take questions at a pooled press event later in the day. Instead of the press conference, the campaign scheduled an interview with the only network correspondent who is traveling with McCain today: ABC's David Wright. The campaign has grumbled about the lack of attention from network correspondents this week.

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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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