McCain Pleads For Patience In Iraq

Washington (AP) -- John McCain says defeat in Iraq would make the world a much more dangerous place

In remarks he's to deliver this morning at the Virginia Military Institute, the Republican Presidential candidate pleads for patience, asking Americans to give President Bush's troop buildup a chance to succeed.

Today's speech is the first of three major addresses McCain is planning in hopes of reigniting his campaign. Most polls show the Arizona Senator trailing Rudy Giuliani in the race for the Republican nomination.

The Arizona Senator is staking his candidacy on success in Iraq. In his speech today, he'll accuse Democrats backing withdrawal of denying US soldiers the means to prevent an American defeat. He says the road they've chosen may look to be the easier course, but in reality, he says, it's "much more reckless."

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