That Time John McCain Gave Bush Credit For Troops Leaving Iraq In 2010
Just under Sen. John McCain’s 2010 tweet congratulating George W. Bush, not President Obama, for the last combat troops leaving Iraq, a link from today reads, Iraq crisis: ISIS battles for Baghdad.” In that link it says, “Group claims mass killings of Iraqi troops, as militants battle security forces 50 miles from Baghdad.”
McCain wants boots on the ground. He wants us to go to back into war, and it’s rather telling of his personality, and also because he was defeated by Obama, that he’s now blaming this president for the previous administration’s actions. Republicans are chomping at the bit for another bloody war.
U.S. troops were withdrawn because our military was no longer welcome there. We had already liberated that country to death.
In 20011, former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, a pro-American politician, said he refused to endorse a U.S. troop extension and instead indicated that they should leave.
He said, “We have serious security problems in this country and serious political problems. Keeping Americans in Iraq longer isn’t the answer to the problems of Iraq. It may be an answer to the problems of the U.S., but it’s definitely not the solution to the problems of my country.”
So, if Bush is given credit for 2010, then he certainly deserves credit for 2014.
This isn’t a game.