I can’t wait for four more years of Bush:
Sen. John McCain has attacked Sen. Barack Obama for not traveling to Iraq to see the “facts on the ground.” But a recent statement by McCain about troop levels has his opponents raising questions about his own knowledge.
In comments to reporters on Thursday, McCain asserted that “I can tell you that it is succeeding. I can look you in the eye and tell you it’s succeeding. We have drawn down to pre-surge levels. Basra, Mosul and now Sadr City are quiet and it’s long and it’s hard and it’s tough and there will be setbacks.”
In fact, as the Obama campaign was quick to point out, the troop level in Iraq is at about 155,000 right now, well above the 130,000 that would mark a return to pre-surge levels.
So other than some tepid criticisms of the worst President ever, McCain has pretty much been wrong about everything for the last eight years. Why again do I have to keep pretending that he is “strong” on national defense?
*** Update ***
Check out this limp response from the kids at the Weekly Standard:
Does the Obama campaign really want to go there?
Team McCain just held a media conference call with the campaign’s foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann and Senator Jon Kyl, who conclude that no, Obama doesn’t want to go there. “It’s instructive that the Obama campaign, rather than deal with that real issue and Obama’s lack of experience, is trying to nitpick the verb or the tense of the verb about the surge troops being home,” said Kyl. Obama hasn’t been to Iraq since January 2006, and McCain has been five times since then.
Maybe he needs to make all those trips because he is a slow learner? I mean, five trips, and he still doesn’t know wtf he is talking about. So, yeah. Obama does want to “go there,” wingnuts.