Republican presidential candidate John McCain compares the Iraq troop surge to other key military victories and says increased military presence is the only decent option available.
The Arizona senator has criticized Democrats for failing to consider "Plan B" -- or the consequences of withdrawing troops. McCain said today in an interview with The Associated Press that he's only focused on figuring out how to make the current military plan work.
A new course, he said, won't be considered until the end of the year. He urged the American people to give the surge a chance, noting that the full five brigades that make up the troop surge have not yet arrived in Iraq.
McCain was in Charlotte to attend the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race, where he will be the honorary starter.