Monday, April 28, 2008

McCain Wanted Troops Out of Iraq...

With all the flip flops John McCain has had recently this has to be the most biting of them all. From an interview with MSNBC's Chris's Matthew's in January 2005, McCain claims he wanted to bring the troops home. He also says that our presence in the Middle East should not resemble our presence in Germany and South Korea, something he has coincidentally claimed to be reason for our "100 year" reign of Iraq. Remember this is '05 Johnny boy:

"I would hope that we could bring them all home," McCain said on MSNBC. "I would hope that we would probably leave some military advisers, as we have in other countries, to help them with their training and equipment and that kind of stuff."

Host Chris Matthews pressed McCain on the issue. "You've heard the ideological argument to keep U.S. forces in the Middle East. I've heard it from the hawks. They say, keep United States military presence in the Middle East, like we have with the 7th Fleet in Asia. We have the German...the South Korean component. Do you think we could get along without it?"

McCain held fast, rejecting the very policy he urges today. "I not only think we could get along without it, but I think one of our big problems has been the fact that many Iraqis resent American military presence," he responded. "And I don't pretend to know exactly Iraqi public opinion. But as soon as we can reduce our visibility as much as possible, the better I think it is going to be."

Stunning. He doesn't "pretend" to know Iraqi public opinion. Which is it Johnny? Should we stay or should we go? Can you ever make a decision that you stand by? Your against a holiday for Dr. King, then for it. Your against torture, then for it. Your against tax cuts, now you want them permanent. Your a pawn. I wonder if the MSM will pick up this story and run for a touchdown like they should. It's right there media! Pick it up and do your damn job!

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