|November 20, 2006--Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) answered a couple of questions
from reporters after an appearance on ABC News' "This Week," signed a few
autographs, and then rushed off to catch a plane. A few days earlier,
on November 16, he filed with the FEC to establish a presidential exploratory
On the program McCain said the consequences of failure in Iraq would
be "catastrophic." "We have to have additional forces or we will
be playing whack a mole," he said. McCain has argued for the past
3 1/2 years that there are not enough troops on the ground in Iraq.