Sen. McCain declared on Larry King Live on 9/24/02,

“I believe that the success will be fairly easy [in Iraq].”

Earlier this year, McCain said,

“I knew it was probably going to be long and hard and tough, and those that voted for it and thought that somehow it was gonna be some kind of an easy task, then I’m sorry they were mistaken. Maybe they didn’t know what they were voting for.” MSNBC, 1/4/07