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Sun May 31, 2015, 04:31 PM

March of the Imperial Senators

John McCain and Lindsey Graham try to rewrite history to vindicate the Iraq war, and blame Obama for ISIS.
By KELLEY VLAHOS

Revisionist history is en vogue among Republicans this summer.

As Ramadi falls, hawks offer comfort in the argument that at least Iraq’s current troubles with ISIS can all be laid at President Obama’s feet. In the face of well-documented Iraqi reality, they are reviving the stale Vietnam-era trope to say that—if only the United States had the conviction to stay a little longer—it would have “won.”

The reviser-in-chief is none other than Sen. John McCain. McCain was Washington’s greatest advocate for the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and he hated that the U.S. ever left. No doubt he dislikes President Obama, who thwarted the elder man’s bid for the White House in 2008, even more.

Just last week he told reporters that President Obama’s strategy for curbing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, was “one of the most disgraceful episodes in American history.” McCain’s widely known and tolerated flair for the dramatic now places an “episode” that most Americans could not rightly pin down, much less explain without the aid of Google, alongside slavery, the Trail of Tears, the federal crackdown on World War I-era Bonus Marchers, and the entire Vietnam War.



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http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/march-of-the-imperial-senators-2/

Good summary of the history of the Iraq withdrawal.

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Sun May 31, 2015, 05:08 PM

1. Thank you for this. I took the liberty of posting the article on another site that

is populated by both liberals and conservative.

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Sun May 31, 2015, 05:20 PM

2. John McCain would have us all dead and burning ashes, smoldering cities

 

destroyed in a war with Russia. John McCain would have stared WWIII without blinking his eyes. John McCain is unfit to be in office and should never be listened to for advice. He is a pathetic little man now, angry at the world around him.

History will never forget how criminally wrong and immorally corrupt it was to force America to go to war with Iraq, when we already had a legit war going on in Afghanistan that needed to be our first priority.

What Bush and Cheney did is commit a huge amount of war crimes and history won't forget - they pretend the rest of the world does not exist and hope a dying breed of conservative stays stupid and uniformed.

Won't happen. John McCain will be remembered as a fool and a side note in the history books.


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