Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Through 3-D Glasses, McCain Sees Success In Iraq

John McCain, the maverick extraordinaire is on a path to look as much like George Bush and Dick Cheney as possible. He really can't seem to stop himself on going as far right as possible. Perhaps he is judging the "progress" in Iraq based on his trip to the Haditha market last year (you know the one that reminded Rep. Pence (R-IN) of his home state), but for some reason he sees us succeeding in Iraq.

From The Huffington Post:

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Fresh off his eighth Iraq visit, Sen. John McCain declared Monday that "we are succeeding" and said he wouldn't change course _ even as the U.S. death toll rose to 4,000 and the war entered its sixth year.

To underscore his view of the stakes in Iraq, the certain Republican presidential nominee twice referenced a recent audio tape from Osama bin Laden in which the al-Qaida leader urged followers to join the al-Qaida fight in Iraq and called the country "the greatest opportunity and the biggest task."

"For the first time, I have seen Osama bin Laden and General (David) Petraeus in agreement, and, that is, a central battleground in the battle against al-Qaida is in Iraq today. And that's what bin Laden was saying and that's what General Petraeus is saying and that's what I'm saying, my friends," McCain said.

"And my Democrat opponents who want to pull out of Iraq refuse to understand what's being said and what's happening _ and that is the central battleground is Iraq in this struggle against radical Islamic extremism," he added. McCain also said Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton were naive and "dead wrong" to want to withdraw troops.

No Mr. McCain, it isn't just your Democratic opponents, it is two-thirds of the country that wants out of Iraq. We are sick of the deaths, sick of all the casualties and sick of the destruction being wrought both on Iraq and the welfare of our own nation. You sir, are naive to think we are doing anything good in Iraq. And that "dead wrong" comment? Why don't you tell that to the 4,000 families that have lost their loved ones in Iraq over the last five years? I'd love to see that YouTubed, as you go to every door and have it slammed in your face.