Friday, June 13, 2014

Six years ago: Obama and Hillary mocked McCain for wanting to stay 100 years in Iraq

McCain in 2008
Back in 2008 John McCain, who is usually correct about military matters, responded to a questioner about President George W. Bush's suggestion that our forces may need to stay 50 years in Iraq by replying, "make it one hundred."

Of course the Arizona senator wasn't talking about a second Hundred Years War. After all, he later explained, decades after the end of World War II, there are still American troops in Japan and Germany, who are of course now among our closest allies.

There are still United States soldiers in South Korea.

In 2011, likely because he wanted to brag about ending the Iraq War on the 2012 campaign trail--which we had already won--Obama pulled all of our troops out of Iraq.

Back to 2008: Oh, did the Dems ever mock McCain over his one hundred years comment.

From CBS News six years ago:
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been critical of presumptive GOP nominee John McCain for suggesting that America could be in Iraq for 100 years.

"We can't afford to stay in Iraq, like John McCain said, for another 100 years," Obama said in Lancaster, PA., echoing other comments he has made on the trail.

"We cannot take four more years of more of the same and if you listen to Sen. McCain, he wants to keep troops in Iraq, he has said, for up to 100 years," Clinton said in February. She made similar remarks last month.

Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean has called McCain "a blatant opportunist promising to keep our troops in Iraq for 100 years."
The Iraqi nation in 2011 was like a young tree. It was growing, but it wasn't firmly rooted.

Obama's policies have destroyed Iraq.

Watch here as then-Senator Obama distorts McCain's comments--and lies about it.

Iraq has descended into a hell with government troops deserting, civilian beheadings, and terrorists driving around in American paid-for Humvees firing captured American weapons.

McCain's "one hundred years" looks a lot better than Obama's Iraq three years after our military departed.

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