Gates: Both Obama & McCain Would Take 'Sensible Approach' on Iraq

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that from what he has seen, both John McCainJohn McCainExperts warn weapons gap is shrinking between US, Russia and China McCain delivers his own foreign policy speech Republicans who vow to never back Trump MORE and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTime to wake-up to the Venezuelan Crisis Obama won't drink Flint's water during visit First US cruise ship docks in Cuba MORE would take a "sensible approach" to Iraq once in office.

"Based on what I read in the newspapers, I think either person who is elected president is going to come in and take a close look at it," Gates said during an interview with CNN.

Despite the wide distance between Obama and McCain on Iraq, Gates said both will heavily weigh the options when approaching the "endgame" in Iraq.

"I've said repeatedly we can't get the endgame wrong. The next president would suffer the greatest consequences if we do get the endgame wrong, so I think whoever's elected is likely to take a fairly sensible approach to it," Gates said.

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