Friday, May 02, 2008

Something You HAVE to Pass Around

It's an amazing list of John McCain's contradictory, inaccurate, inconsistent, and just downright boneheaded remarks about the Iraq War. Some examples to whet your appetite:
On the Run-Up to War
"But the fact is, I think we could go in with much smaller numbers than we had to do in the past. But any military man worth his salt is going to have to prepare for any contingency, but I don't believe it's going to be nearly the size and scope that it was in 1991."John McCain, September 15, 2002.

On Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction

"I remain confident that we will find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."John McCain, June 11, 2003.

On Being Greeted as Liberators

"There's no doubt in my mind that we will prevail and there's no doubt in my mind, once these people are gone, that we will be welcomed as liberators."John McCain,
March 24, 2003.

On a Rapid Victory and Mission Accomplished

"Well, then why was there a banner that said mission accomplished on the aircraft carrier?"John McCain, responding to assertion by Fox News' Neil Cavuto that "many argue the conflict isn't over,"
June 11, 2003.

"We're either going to lose this thing or win this thing within the next several months."John McCain,
November 12, 2006.

On the Safe Streets of Baghdad

"[There] there "are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today."John McCain, after touring a Baghdad market wearing a bulletproof vest and guarded by "100 American soldiers, with three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships overhead, April 1, 2007.

On President Bush and His Team

"We are very fortunate that our president in these challenging days can rely on the counsel of a man who has demonstrated time and again the resolve, experience, and patriotism that will be required for success and the hard-headed clear thinking necessary to prevail in this global fight between good and evil."John McCain, on Dick Cheney, July 16, 2004.

On the Non-Existent Alliance Between Al Qaeda and Iran

"[It is] common knowledge and has been reported in the media that al-Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran, that's well known. And it's unfortunate."John McCain, March 18, 2008.

On a Permanent American Military Presence in Iraq

"I asked McCain about his 'hundred years' comment, and he reaffirmed the remark, excitedly declaring that U.S. troops could be in Iraq for 'a thousand years' or 'a million years,' as far as he was concerned."David Corn, January 3, 2008.

This guy has to be stopped. The best quote I've heard on McCain?

"McCain will be like Bush on steroids."

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