This isn't a pro-McCain thread, instead of standing by his comment he cowardly ran from it. But it sounds perfectly logical to me, almost common sense. We've had troops in Germany and Japan etc for almost 70 years, I expect them to be there 30 years from now. Look at the embassy in Iraq and all the troops still there, what caused the meltdown about the 100 year comment? Why do people think it'll be handled differently than we have every other county we've had a war against in the last 70 years?