[...] One voter challenged him to explain how he'd continue paying for the estimated $720 million being spent on the Iraq war each day.
"Are you going to cut student loans?" she asked. "Are you going to cut Social Security? Are you going to raise taxes?"
McCain acknowledged the war's high cost but said the nation would be paying a higher price — the loss of more American lives — if it ended the war prematurely, because chaos and genocide would follow.
"It's going to be a heavy tax burden, but not nearly the burden we'd be paying in American blood had we surrendered in Iraq," McCain said. He added that he would not raise taxes but would eliminate wasteful spending. AP
$720 million a day is spent on the Iraq war, and McCain calls it justified? And he is going to find $720 million a day in "wasteful spending" to make up for it?