Today will be my hodge podge day…..posts on various happenings that I found needed to be written about before they disappear from the media’s radar……
We pulled out of Iraq awhile back……and of course there are those ‘people’ (I use the term loosely) that did not like it….US leaving a chuck of land that we had conquered……people like McCain and Graham just mention a few, the most vocal few……
Fast forward to last week…….AQ in Iraq is kicking the Iraqi’s army ass and with some assistence the government may lose hold of the north of Iraq……enter McCain and Graham……
From CNN Political Ticker
As the Iraqi army and al Qaeda-linked militants battle for control of the city of Falluja, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are slamming the Obama administration for its Iraq policy.More than two years after the administration failed to reach a status of forces agreement with Iraq and withdrew all American combat troops from the country, the two senior Republican senators are blaming President Barack Obama for the violence erupting there this week.
“While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame. When President Obama withdrew all U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, over the objections of our military leaders and commanders on the ground, many of us predicted that the vacuum would be filled by America’s enemies and would emerge as a threat to U.S. national security interests. Sadly, that reality is now clearer than ever,” said McCain, of Arizona, and Graham, of South Carolina, in a statement.
Typical bullshit from two of the biggest hypocrites on the Hill……I know they think that we Americans are a stupid lot and they can go around blew their BS and not be called on it……I hate these two mental midgets cannot grasp reality beyond their narrow little brains can conceive…..
Yes we Americans pulled out of Iraq……but Maliki is as much to blame as anyone…..ever hear of the Status of Forces agreement?
Don’t hurt yourself…I will help…..
The proposed agreement, which took nearly a year to negotiate with the United States, not only sets a date for American troop withdrawal, but puts new restrictions on American combat operations in Iraq starting Jan. 1 and requires an American military pullback from urban areas by June 30. Those hard dates reflect a significant concession by the departing Bush administration, which had been publicly averse to timetables.
Iraq also obtained a significant degree of jurisdiction in some cases over serious crimes committed by Americans who are off duty and not on bases.
this from 2011………..”last 43,000 U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year was designed to mask an unpleasant truth: The troops aren’t being withdrawn because the U.S. wants them out. They’re leaving because the Iraqi government refused to let them stay.”
That is correct….Iraq did not want us to stay! Could someone please let the ‘hero’ McCain know that it was Iraq’s decision that the US leave…….and please stop treating the American people as morons……that honor remains for those serving in the Congress.