Thursday, June 19, 2008

McCain's "100 years in Iraq" problem

McCain sums up the confusion over his “100 years” remark by stating his case that he wants to stay in Iraq until no more Americans are getting killed, no matter how long it takes and how many Americans get killed achieving that goal—that is, the goal of not getting any more Americans killed. And once that goal is achieved, we’ll stay.

Got that?

Problem: McCain is a warrior that is dumb about war. No wonder he finished at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy.

Like Bush, McCain thinks the solution is our presence in the Middle East. No, the problem is our presence in the Middle East. As long as we’re setting up shop in the heart of the Arab world, we’re not keeping America safer. Winning the War on Terror comes down to this: what will make us safer Arabs who are willing to die to kill Americans? There are a number of good answers to that question, but occupying their land for the next 100 years is not one of them.

Al Qaeda has us exactly where they want us, waging an expensive unilateral war, depleting our military in a war where there is no defense against suicide bombers, where our economy is being sucked dry slowly and surely while feeding the hate for America by our presence in Iraq - the best recruiting campaign that al Qaeda could hope for. That's what we can expect from John McCain.

Gen. Casey says the Army needs 3 or 4 years and substantial resources to recover from Iraq and that the “current demand for our forces exceeds the sustainable supply."

America is less safe today because of the strain two wars, that aren't anywhere near conclusion, are straining the military to a point that the US could not handle an additional conflict if one where to arise according to Army Gen. Cody in Senate hearings three years ago.

We could be hiring 10,000 new border patrol guards for a year to protect this country from illegals with the amount that is spend in Iraq EVERY DAY. Think about that and what is best to defend America.


Sue said...

just wanted you to know some one is reading, regularly, and finds your blog interesting and informative.

Anonymous said...


Me, too.

McCain could be right, I suppose. We could all die if we stay in Iraq another hundred years.