I was just about to send a post with nearly the same words: He praised McCain, too. The headline is misleading. It sounds like he was trying to give safe answers to their political questions.
But I do wonder where he stands now: Maybe his support of the troops means he now wants them brought home...?
Hey, we all want them brought home, it’s a matter of right way versus wrong way. The right way will come, but the wrong (premature) one will guarantee catastrophe for years to come.