McCain’s Recent Comments

Now, last week I gained respect for John McCain and what he came out and said about the New Yorker.

“I think it’s totally inappropriate and frankly I understand if Senator Obama and his supporters would find it offensive.”

Welp, this week, he lost what respect he gained with me by saying:

“I had the courage and political judgement to say that I would rather lose a political campaign than lose a war. It seems to me Senator Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign.”

I’m sorry but, how could anyone say that? I find that probably one of the rudest things I’ve heard in politics. It’s just down right dirty and wrong.

And about the surge, here’s my take: THE SURGE DIDN’T WORK. What was the surge supposed to do? Provide a secure environment so the Iraqi’s could set up their government and achieve POLITICAL RECONCILIATION. Did that happen? No.

Yes, yes, yes it is more secure in Iraq, but the goal of the surge was NOT MET. So how can you say that it worked?

Furthermore, if said surge “worked”, why aren’t we starting to withdraw then? All this “success” in Iraq, why haven’t we discussed a timeline for withdraw? The Iraqi Prime Minister and the Iraqi National Security Advisor both said this month that we need a timetable for withdraw.

No matter how you cut it, those troops need to come home now. Please, talk about a timeline or “time horizon”… however you want to call it. Just get them home, and soon!

One Response to “McCain’s Recent Comments”

  1. Not only did Iraqi leadership say they wanted a timeline — they said they wanted Obama’s timeline!

    This whole “Obama hasn’t been to Iraq and doesn’t know the situation” line that spurred Obama to make this trip to shut him up has really backfired on McCain.

    Obama visits Israel, McCain visits Bethlehem, PA. Obama gives a rousing speech in Berlin in front of 200,000 people and McCain visits a German restaurant and runs ads in Berlin, PA; Berlin, WI and Berlin, NH. He thinks he’s clever but it just makes him look small while Obama looks like a world leader.

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