Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Obama Refuses to Go With McCain to Iraq Because We Are Winning
McCain offered to take Obama to Iraq to meet with General Petraeus on the status and improvement of Iraq. Obamas only visit was back in 2006 and never returned since, but stubbornly insist that the war is lost and troops need to return home at once. Today, Obama stated that he refuses to go with McCain to meet with General Petraeus. It seems that Obama is more willing to sit down with Iranian President Ahmadinejad than our own generals. I guess Obama's priorities are still screwed up. He still sees dead people (in reference to his gaffe remarks about honoring dead soldiers on Memorial Day and seeing those vets in the crowd).
Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton fired back with this statement:
"On the day after the former White House press secretary conceded that the Bush administration used deception and propaganda to take us to war, it seems odd that Senator McCain, who bought the flawed rationale for war so readily, would be lecturing others on their depth of understanding about Iraq. Senator Obama challenged the President's rationale for the war from the start, warning that it would divert resources from Afghanistan and the pursuit of Al Qaeda and mire us in an endless civil war. Senator McCain stubbornly insists on pursuing the failed Bush policy that continues to cost so much, while Senator Obama believes it's time to begin a deliberate, careful strategy to remove our troops and compel the Iraqis to take responsibility for their own future."
Now McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds has responded to Obama's response:
"In 2004, Barack Obama said he had the same position as President George W. Bush, so that line of reasoning is puzzling. Barack Obama is trying to hide behind inside-the-beltway headlines and avoiding the fact that he hasn't seen the conditions on the ground in Iraq for 871 days which includes the Surge strategy and its resulting progress. It's fundamentally weak leadership by Senator Obama and shows that he's just not ready to be our military's commander in chief."