Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Endorsement for John McCain


ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, Dr. John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy and 9/11 Commission member, endorsed John McCain for President of the United States. Secretary Lehman joins a distinguished group of national security experts supporting John McCain for president, including fellow 9/11 Commission members Tom Kean and Slade Gorton as well as four former United States Secretaries of State: Henry Kissinger, General Alexander Haig, Lawrence Eagleburger and George Shultz.

Secretary Lehman issued the following statement on his endorsement of John McCain:

"I am proud to support John McCain for president. Having worked with John McCain for over twenty years -- from the Reagan Administration through to the 9/11 Commission -- there's no doubt in my mind that he is the right man to lead as commander in chief today.
"As John McCain has said, 'There comes a time when a president can no longer rely on briefing books and power points, when the experts and advisors have all weighed in, when the sum total of one's life becomes the foundation from which he or she makes the decisions that determine the course of history.' No other candidate has John McCain's experience or the judgment it informs to make the tough decisions required to protect our national security.

"I am honored to stand with John McCain."

John McCain issued the following statement accepting Secretary Lehman's endorsement:

"America is indebted to Secretary Lehman for his many contributions to protecting our national security -- from his time as President Reagan's Navy Secretary to his critical role on the 9/11 Commission. I thank Secretary Lehman and am honored to receive his support."

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