Posted by | July 27, 2008 11:29 | Filed under: Top Stories

John McCain told George Stephanopoulous he never said that 16 months is “a pretty good timetable” in spite of the fact that he said just that to Wolf Blitzer two days ago.

BLITZER: So why do you think he said that 16 months is basically a pretty good timetable?

McCAIN: He said it’s a pretty good timetable based on conditions on the ground. I think it’s a pretty good timetable, as we should – or horizons for withdrawal. But they have to be based on conditions on the ground.

Sunday McCain said, “I didn’t use the word timetable.”  Then he used it again.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You shouldn’t have used the word timetable.

MCCAIN: I didn’t use the word timetable. That I did – if I did…

STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, it’s a pretty good timetable.

MCCAIN: Oh, well, look. Anything is a good timetable that is dictated by conditions on the ground. Anything is good.

 h/t Think Progress

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