Obama voted against the bullshit Iraq Spending "Here's more money for the war without any sort of deadline or objectives to actually get us out of there sometime within the next decade" Bill. He's taking plenty of heat for doing so, but released this statement:
"This country is united in our support for our troops, but we also owe them a plan to relieve them of the burden of policing someone else's civil war. Governor Romney and Senator McCain clearly believe the course we are on in Iraq is working, but I do not.
"And if there ever was a reflection of that it's the fact that Senator McCain required a flack jacket, ten armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks ago.
"Governor Romney and Senator McCain are still supporting a war that has cost us thousands of lives, made us less safe in the world, and resulted in a resurgence of al-Qaeda. It is time to end this war so that we can redeploy our forces to focus on the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and all those who plan to do us harm."
So, McCain responds:
“I was very disappointed to see Senator Obama and Senator Clinton embrace the policy of surrender by voting against funds to support our brave men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan,” McCain, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination, said. “This vote may win favor with MoveOn and liberal primary voters, but it’s the equivalent of waving a white flag to al Qaeda.”
"While Senator Obama's two years in the U.S. Senate certainly entitle him to vote against funding our troops, my service and experience combined with conversations with military leaders on the ground in Iraq lead me to believe that we must give this new strategy a chance to succeed because the consequences of failure would be catastrophic to our nation's security."
"By the way, Senator Obama, it's a 'flak' jacket, not a 'flack' jacket."
That's it. Case closed! You misspelled "flak jacket." End of arguement.
Reduce your counter arguement to a cute lil' soundbite and wonder why you're considered a "has-been," John. It's because of people like McCain, people who every six months say, "Just give the plan six more months!" that we'll be stuck in Iraq until the next Presidental election.
And can we just drop this "Policy of Surrender" bullshit? We're all adults here. Quit acting like we're either going to "win or lose" in Iraq. It's not even in our hands any more. It's a CIVIL WAR and we're just on the sidelines...or in the crossfire.