Sunday, June 15, 2014

Brzezinski And Stein Have A Heated Argument With McCain On Iraq

In a heated discussion with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski and Ben Stein, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized President Obama for not leaving a "residual force" in a deteriorating Iraq, as we have  in other countries–none of which are as currently volatile as Iraq. In addition, we should, according to McCain, have residual forces in Afghanistan  indefinitely. McCain had no answer to Brzezinski's questions regarding the wisdom of invading Iraq: "What about going in in the first place? And what about churning the hate? What about taking the Sunnis out of leadership positions in 2003? What about the fact that there might have been some parts of this that are on the previous administration that could be relitigated as well?" He also didn't specify the limits of our military involvement, nor answer to the fact that we didn't leave behind a self-sufficient, stable Iraqi government and military–among the goals of the ill-advised war that he supported. Watch:


Kelly Cowan said...

John McCain's Foreign Policy - Distortion, Disinformation, & Senior Moments.

Michael J. Mand said...

The problem is that those in charge of the republican party have no other option other than to offer Senator McCain as the voice of reason in its sea of misinformed hysteria. It's a rather sad commentary on the state of politics on the right, wouldn't you say?