John Mccain just doesn’t understand foreign policy…

during the debates, john mccain wanted to pretend as if it’s obama who’s been confused about american foreign policy and america’s economic situation for the past eight years. he sniped:

I’m not prepared at this time to cut off aid to Pakistan. So I’m not prepared to threaten it, as Senator Obama apparently wants to do, as he has said that he would announce military strikes into Pakistan.

We’ve got to get the support of the people of — of Pakistan. He said that he would launch military strikes into Pakistan.

Now, you don’t do that. You don’t say that out loud. If you have to do things, you have to do things, and you work with the Pakistani government.

i agree, you don’t say that sort of stuff out loud.

but then why did mccain sing “bomb bomb bomb iran” last year when asked about his position on the country?  because war is a joke?

And I’m — I’m — understand why Senator Obama was surprised and said that the surge succeeded beyond his wildest expectations.

It didn’t exceed beyond mine, because I know that that’s a strategy that has worked and can succeed.


as thinkprogress notes, mccain himself questioned whether the surge would work. he said, “I am concerned about it, whether it is sufficient numbers or not.”

and, “I am very nervous about this new strategy. I am very doubtful that we have enough troops. I don’t know if the Maliki government will be strong enough.”

furthermore, as i pointed out earlier in the year, mccain was against the surge before he was for it.  where was mccain’s self-proclaimed foreign policy experience when he consistently said that the situation was improving? or when we he said we should just stay the course? and who was being naive when, in 2005, he said that we’ll be out in a year?

but yeah, john, we’ll sit back and pretend like it’s everyone else who “just doesn’t understand”.



Filed under Debates, Foreign Relations, Iraq, Surge

4 responses to “John Mccain just doesn’t understand foreign policy…

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  2. Bo Diddley

    McCain has consistently stated that he wanted more troops in Iraq. Had we had them from the beginning things might have been considerably different. I will agree that he carried the water for Bush, but the whole time he was also telling the guy, “Send more men!”

    You’re half right about your assessment where it concerns McCain being against it, before he was for it… but I don’t expect McCain to get a fair shake here.

  3. do you have any evidence mccain called for more troops before the surge?

    perhaps this is just another example of him hedging his bets, sometimes saying things are going great and to stay the course, and maybe other times saying we need more troops.

    from what i’ve seen, he failed to call for more troops for the first four years of the war; he thought we would be greeted as liberators, that the war would pay for itself, and that people should quit complaining about it.

    i would love to see some evidence of mccain calling for more troops.

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