At a town hall meeting in Denver today, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain of Arizona revealed what he thinks about oil and U.S. involvement in the Middle East:
My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will — that will then prevent us — that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.
The remark was made at a Jewish community center before a crowd of about 300 people, as McCain replied to a question. Without Sen. Joe Liebermann there to whisper a correction in his ear, McCain’s remark stands. And it certainly sounds as though he is saying oil is the only reason the U.S. is in the Middle East. End our need for Middle East oil, and we’ll never, ever, fight there again.
Gaffe? We may never know what McCain meant to say; the video only shows what he said. Blood for oil. What some have been saying all along.
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