McCain Iraq Timeline
McCain has had a complicated relationship with the Iraq War. Here is the definitive, open-source timeline on McCain's Iraq positions. It starts universally positive, and ends mostly negative, as one might expect, but with significant bet-hedging throughout. If the surge had turned out badly, for instance, he could have said, "I always said the surge didn't have enough troops and was not permanent enough to succeed. If we had done it my way, we would be winning."