John McCain slams
Petraeus Hillary on Iraq.
John McCain is spiking the ball in the end zone.
McCain, who is trying to ride the improved security situation in Iraq to an improved standing in the polls, took shots at several Democratic candidates, including Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) and former Sen. John Edwards (N.C.), for their suggestion that the United States should begin withdrawing its forces from Iraq soon.
“Is that the same Sen. Clinton that said she had to suspend disbelief in order to acknowledge to that the strategy of the surge was succeeding?” McCain said in reference to Clinton’s statement that the United States should stop trying to intervene in a “civil war” in Iraq. “Clearly, it’s succeeding. You would have to suspend disbelief to believe that it’s not.”
McCain later said Clinton’s support for a phased withdrawal from Iraq “would have been a catastrophe for the United States of America.”
“Look, now the same people who were saying seven or eight months were saying you can’t succeed militarily, we’ve succeeded militarily.”
Hellz yeah! In your face People Who Were Saying We Couldn’t Succeed Militarily Eight Months Ago!
Like this surrender monkey:
Speaking publicly Thursday for the first time since taking charge in Baghdad last month, Gen. David Petraeus said military action was necessary to improve security in Iraq but “not sufficient” to end violence altogether.
“There is no military solution to a problem like that in Iraq, to the insurgency of Iraq,” Petraeus told a news conference, adding that political negotiations were crucial to forging any lasting peace.
You think after McCain’s little photo-op backfired on him he’d be a little more cautious about hanging Mission Accomplished banners and a little less likely to nanny-boo-boo war critics, who just so happen to represent the majority of the American people’s view.
They never learn.