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 McCainSenate Dems' campaign arm knocks GOP for Trump support New study. Space, security, and Congress General calls McCain's Bergdahl comments 'inappropriate' MORE and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaScarborough calls Clinton camp defense of foundation 'pathetic' Barack Obama is the founder of Donald Trump Acting Democratic Party chief: Trump’s ‘delusional’ on blacks 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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