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Senator McCain, if he is the presumptive leader in the primary race, would benefit from addressing the question now, in a relatively friendly venue, rather than later, in a full-blown general election campaign.
Straight talk now would ensure an honest and forthright consideration of the grave consequences of waging other future wars, in terms of security, blood, and treasure.
If Senator McCain makes the case effectively, he will strengthen his hand if he wins the White House. If he doesn’t, well, we must all take our chances.
These are simply the reflections of a father of two Army wives whose husbands are heading off to Iraq this year, albeit in non-combatant roles, leaving them and their children behind.
This war has come home, so to speak, and I would sure like to know what other wars are being contemplated by the senator from Arizona.