March 25, 2006: Senators take a hard look at war in Iraq (Reuters)

  • “We read the polls and we know that the American peoplehave grown frustrated and we also know the stakes are veryhigh. Success is vital,” McCain told a news conference.
  • “We all acknowledge, particularly after visiting here, thatthis is a very long, tough enterprise and challenge that we arefacing and I think the best way to treat it is to tell theAmerican people exactly that,” McCain told reporters.
  • “We all know that the polls show declining support amongstthe American people,” he said.