He clearly intends to stay in Iraq. Its ridiculous for him to follow up his comments with "but without casualties". He won't say permanent bases, but says we need to stay for 50, 100, or 10,000 years. We will never have permanent bases in Iraq. Never. Certainly not without casualties. That's a fantasy. He clearly intends to stay no matter what. That is his intention. If he becomes president, we will stay in Iraq for 100 years. Magically, the killing will stop. Except it won't.
John McCain supports a 100 year war in Iraq.