Here's John McCain Wednesday night, saying the U.S. should do "what a number of other military leaders have recommended" on Iraq, which he claims is...
...that we go in, we use airpower, we get some boots on the ground, a few that can identify targets..
And who does he think should lead us in our return to war? You guessed it:
"It's an immediate emergency. I would call in the people that won in Iraq and the leader of the of course is General David Petraeus," said Senator McCain..
Well, sorry, John. He thinks you're wrong:
The retired general warned Wednesday that the political conditions now in Iraq mean that military intervention would falter because both sides would perceive the United States as favoring one religious faction against another rather than as squashing terrorism alone..
"This cannot be the United States being the air force for Shia militias, or a Shia on Sunni Arab fight," he said at a London conference.
I don't know whose unnamed "military leaders" are that McCain claims want to go back to war in Iraq, but David Petraeus isn't one of them.