(KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE) Most troops would be gone from Iraq within two years, John McCain said today, as long as the gains the U.S. has made there hold up.
"I am confident as long as we maintain the progress we have made, and it's fragile, but it's there, but it has to be based on conditions on the ground," McCain said.
"Whenever you win wars, and we are winning, then we will be able to come home."
McCain was joined by former President George H.W. Bush, who hosted two fundraisers for John McCain today at Bush family home here today. The former president was asked if he thought it was appropriate for Barack Obama to hold a large rally in Germany while traveling overseas.
"A little jealous is all," Bush said, to laughter from the press corps and McCain.
McCain was also asked about Obama's trip, as to whether he would be able to get equal attention while Obama was in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Europe.
"I don't know," McCain said.
"You know, it is what it is. I'm confident we'll do very well and we'll succeed, so, it is what it is."