Audio: John McCain says it is safe to go for a walk in parts of Baghdad
On Monday morning's Bill Bennett's Morning in America radio show, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said that there were parts of Baghdad where he and the host could go for a walk.
"There are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today," he said, when asked to highlight something positive about what American forces have been able to accomplish in Iraq.
Earlier in the interview, McCain said that the US is "beginning to succeed in Iraq" and an early pull out would result in an "unmitigated disaster of incredible proportions," adding that "we will see chaos and genocide in the region and we will be back and they will follow us home."
He went on to compare the war in Iraq to the Vietnam War, saying, "The only difference is, remember, the Vietnamese didn't want to follow us home, these guys want to follow us home. ... It's not Iraq they're after, my friend, it's us."
Full audio of the interview, which was spotlighted on Calling All Wingnuts is below: