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McCain faults administration on Iraq


By JOHN McCARTHY
(Direct descendent of Karl Marx! - tha malcontent)
Associated Press Writer August 23, 11:05 AM MST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)
  Republican Sen. John McCain, a staunch defender of the Iraq war, on Tuesday faulted the Bush administration for misleading Americans into believing the conflict would be "some kind of day at the beach."

(ap) - "Some kind of day at the beach" is not something the Administration said... Having said that, Relatively speaking, the taking of (2) Countries in 5 years, by a Relatively SMALL numbers of Soldiers, and an even SMALLER number of Deaths than the last time we took (2) Countries, which was in WWII, this HAS been "Some kind of day at the beach". We are also not Ending these (2) Wars by Leveling entire Cities, Civilians and all, as we did when we put WWII to bed and get our Enemies to stop Fighting. From Dresden to the Atomic Bomb twice, we are not only NOT in the Bloodiest War in our Country's History, we are Arguably in the LEAST Bloodiest War. (2) Countries with about 50 Million People, many of them Armed, were taken with a Relative pin drop of Soldiers, and done so in Record time, with Minimal Damage and Death to it's Occupants when compared to previous Wars. This was followed by an almost Immediate, and Incessant "This is another Vietnam" Campaign by the American Left and their Cheerleading Squad in the "Free Press". Tom Daschle (D-Former Minority Leader) started it just months after our Successful War in Afghanistan, and many DemocRATS started Backbiting the War in Iraq almost Immediately after our Invasion and their Votes of Yea FOR said Invasion... And they did so, Specifically Kerry (D-American Traitor during 2 Wars) and Edwards (D-Cosponsor of the War and Source for Iraq being an "Imminent Threat" before Turning his Yellow-Spined back on our Troops for Purely Political Reasons), as to Divide this Country and Gain Power with the Blood of the Soldiers THEY sent to War. Having said that, John "The Maverick" McCain will say anything he Feels he needs to Win Elections and get his Fix of Fawning Media Coverage. When he's Supporting the Administration and the War, Articulately and Forcefully, the "Free Press" is Vacant of Main Wire stories on it... And I am not Surprised, it's their Standard and Documented MO. - tha malcontent)

The potential 2008 presidential candidate, who a day earlier had rejected calls for withdrawing U.S. forces, said the administration had failed to make clear the challenges facing the military.

(The story that the AP doesn't want to Headline... "McCain Rejects Calls to Cut and Run in Iraq". - tha malcontent)

"I think one of the biggest mistakes we made was underestimating the size of the task and the sacrifices that would be required," McCain said. "Stuff happens, mission accomplished, last throes, a few dead-enders. I'm just more familiar with those statements than anyone else because it grieves me so much that we had not told the American people how tough and difficult this task would be."

(Actually John, the President told the American People during one of his SOTU's that this War would most likely outlast his Presidency... And this War is not just Afghanistan and Iraq. - tha malcontent)

Those phrases are closely associated with top members of the Bush administration, including the president.

(Well, if the AP, it's Children and the American Left spent as much time Supporting this War from day one, as they have Sympathizing with our Enemy, Polling the American People to not Support this War, and calling our Soldiers "Nazis" and "Terrorists", maybe our Enemy would not have been Emboldened and would have been in their "last throes" at the time that Statement was made... But we will never Know, because the Left's Politics matter more than our Soldiers Lives and Mission. - tha malcontent)

Bush stood below a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished" on May 1, 2003 after the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. The war has continued since then, with the death of more than 2,600 members of the U.S. military. Vice President Dick Cheney said last year that the Iraqi insurgency was "in its final throes."

(PRESIDENT Bush stood in front of a Banner Symbolizing that Ships record long Mission at Sea's END, thank you very much. And the Mission of taking Iraq WAS, in FACT, Accomplished, and to this day the VAST MAJORITY of the 26 million Citizens of Iraq are not at War with us. The handful of Terrorists and remaining Bathists who use the American "Free Press" to make their scattered Attacks appear to an Insurmountable Force that we can never Defeat, are not what the "Free Press" paints them to be. – tha malcontent)

The Arizona senator said that talk "has contributed enormously to the frustration that Americans feel today because they were led to believe this could be some kind of day at the beach, which many of us fully understood from the beginning would be a very, very difficult undertaking."

(And the President said it would be Difficult... Where is this "Day at the Beach" quote, Senator?... AP?... - tha malcontent)

McCain was campaigning for Republican Sen. Mike DeWine, who faces a tough fight in his re-election bid against Democratic challenger Rep. Sherrod Brown. Ohio was decisive in the 2004 presidential election, ensuring Bush's win, and is certain to be critical in 2008.

Senate Democrats, meanwhile, said Tuesday that the best way to encourage Iraqis to get their political house in order is to begin a phased withdrawal from Iraq by the end of this year. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, said the longer the U.S. stays the course in Iraq, "the weaker we're going to be in the war on terrorism."

(Notice the Left's "reasoning" for Pulling Out is Explained, but the Right's, Specifically the person that this story is Based on, is Conveniently Absent to this point. - tha malcontent)

Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he was glad to hear McCain has realized "we need more than tough talk" on Iraq.

(If only McCain could get past Himself and Realize that when he's Badmouthing the Administration for Political Reasons, that his Adversaries on the Left Capitalize on it. - tha malcontent)

"It's time we win the war on terror," said Reid. "To do that we must change the course in Iraq."

(Empty Rhetoric from a Useless Politician... Let me Know when you have a Plan, (s)enator. - tha malcontent)

On Monday, McCain said at an appearance in suburban Cleveland that if U.S. troops announce a specific date to leave Iraq, insurgents will bide their time until they have an opportunity to act without interference.

(FINALLY!... At the end, way past the Average American's Attention Span, and clearly what this Story should have been about, and the Headline should have Reflected, we get the Rational Explanation of Cutting and Running is as Ignorant as it is Dangerous. - tha malcontent)

"The chaos that would ensue would have direct implications for our national security," McCain said.

(Of course... And the Left doesn't get this Fact. The one's that will Address it make the Idiotic Claim that Bush (43) Created that Threat by Liberating Iraq and taking the War to the Middle East... The Ignorance of that Claim is as Self-evident as Bush (43)’s LACK of Warring Against Terrorists on September 10th led to the 11th and is the Primary Reason we were Attacked… Inaction Against this Worldwide, Borderless Threat is what brought us the 11th, NOT the Opposite. - tha malcontent)

DeWine said Congress would not have had the chance to authorize the war if the intelligence on Iraq's military capability and intentions were accurate.

(They were Accurate, (D)eWhiner... And Agreed with by the UN, France and Germany. The Fact that WMD and Banned Long Range Missiles that the UN DOCUMENTED IN 109 FACILITIES are MISSING, does not mean they never Existed. As to the Terror Threat from Saddam's Iraq... Saddam Funded, Harbored and Instigated Terrorism, and now he sits in a Cell, and he and his Bastard Sons are not Raping and Murdering the People of Iraq. - tha malcontent)

"It would never have come up for a vote so it would have been an entirely different situation," he said.

(You mean if the Facts were Ignored?... Idiocy. The “Village Idiot” (Dubya) Duped the DemocRAT Party into Sacrificing American Lives… One hell of an Excuse DemocRATS… And Honest people aren’t Buying it. If John Edwards (D) was running around Personally calling Saddam an “Imminent Threat”, and a larger Threat than North Korea, simply because Dubya said so, then he and the other DemocRATS who did the same should Resign based on Incompetence alone… Oh, wait… Pony Boy isn’t an Elected Official any longer, is he?… Classic. - tha malcontent)

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On the Net:

McCain campaign site: http://www.straighttalkamerica.com


DeWine campaign site: http://www.mikedewine.com



 


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