John McCain's cavalier statement this morning on NBC that "it's not too important" when our troops come home has angered many people. On an Obama campaign conference call with reporters, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry said that to military families "it's the most important thing in the world when they come home." Sen. Kerry said McCain's comments are indicative that he is "befuddled about the situation our military finds itself in. Our generals have made it crystal clear that we cannot sustain our forces in Iraq at this level," Kerry said.
"Senator McCain, it is important when they come home," Kerry said. "It is important when we can revitalize our military."
John Aravosis makes the case that when it comes to McCain, age is an important consideration. Meanwhile, did you know McCain's still receiving $58,000 per year in disability income for injuries sustained in Vietnam - yet he says paying for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to have decent medical benefits is "too expensive?"