Saturday, May 03, 2008

McCain’s ‘direct falsification’

John McCain is all a-flutter. Those mean ol’ Democrats are picking on him! When they pointed out—correctly—that he said US troops could be in Iraq for “maybe 100” years, they’re engaging in “direct falsification”. Clearly, he was the one directly falsifying.

At a fundraiser last January, McCain was asked about Bush’s statement that US troops would be in Iraq for 50 years. “"Maybe 100,” he replied. “As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, that'd be fine with me, and I hope it would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al-Qaida is training, recruiting, equipping and motivating people every single day."

I reproduced the entire quote because he now says he was talking only about peacekeeping. But this same man continually says, as he just did, “After we win the war in Iraq, and we are succeeding…” Apparently, McCain has a well-developed sense of irony, calling the situation in Iraq a “success”.

But, you know, it must be hard for him, having to defend the failed policies of the Bush-Cheney regime, the same policies that he championed and still supports. So, if poor ol’ John wants to split hairs about why, specifically, Americans will be dying in Iraq for another century, maybe we should cut him a little slack.

In fact, let’s go farther, and put McCain’s long White House campaign to bed once and for all. We can see the Bush-Cheney regime for the total failure that it is, and we don’t want another four years of the same thing. So whether John McSame wants to continue the Bush-Cheney war for 100 years or merely Bush-Cheney’s armed occupation of Iraq, either way he’s proposing more of the same failures of the Bush-Cheney regime, and one day longer is one day too many.


lost in france said...

Well, I think that McCain will have alot of questions to answer during the Presidential race, once the Democrats decide who will be their candidate.

I was amused watching CNN the other day. During the Larry King show, a clip of McCain being asked about going to strip clubs during the "View" show caused him to look flustered. Hmmm.

Arthur Schenck said...

McCain allegedly has a lot of things in his past that may make make him flustered. If he thinks he's getting a free pass, he's delusional.