Saturday, June 14, 2014

Oh McCain, You've Done It Again!

When has the senile senior Senator from Arizona ever been right about anything? In my opinion, he is one of the most irresponsible, corrupt and destructive influences in American politics today, and that is saying a lot! He gave his muddled sour grape chewing response in 2008 as he was Leading the predictable Republican response to Barack Obamas decision to bring the troops home from Iraq by the end of the year, he still doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut and he still can't get over losing in 2008....Here he is again trying to deny his responsibility for consequences of the Bush Administration insanity in Iraq and create an alternate universe in which everything that goes wrong is Obama's fault. As if he even would still be alive if he had won the 2008 election. In my alternate realty, Vice President Palin would have staged a little coup and started WW3 a long time ago! I'm sorry your excellency, President in your own brain McCain, they would just have to had done away with you early on and no one would have shed too many tears..............
Here's a little ancient history if you are interested as to the actual words and wisdom of the Senile
Ohhh McCain, you've done it again!
Soothsayer. He was one of the main cheerleaders who got us into this mess. Now he would like to have you fall into the pit of his collective Alzheimer's Disease....
On the Run-Up to War
"Next up, Baghdad!"
John McCain, aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt,
January 2, 2002.
"I am very certain that this military engagement will not be very difficult."
John McCain,
September 12, 2002.
"Look, we're going to send young men and women in harm's way and that's always a great danger, but I cannot believe that there is an Iraqi soldier who is going to be willing to die for Saddam Hussein, particularly since he will know that our objective is to remove Saddam Hussein from power."
John McCain,
September 15, 2002.
"But the fact is, I think we could go in with much smaller numbers than we had to do in the past. But any military man worth his salt is going to have to prepare for any contingency, but I don't believe it's going to be nearly the size and scope that it was in 1991."
John McCain,
September 15, 2002.
"He's a patriot who has the best interests of his country at heart."
John McCain, on Ahmed Chalabi,

Myopic Mr. McCain takes a stroll in the Green Zone

On Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction
"I think we're doing fine [in Afghanistan]...I think we'll do fine. The second phase - if I could just make one, very quickly - the second phase is Iraq. There is some indication, and I don't have the conclusions, but some of this anthrax may - and I emphasize may - have come from Iraq."
John McCain, on the fall 2001 anthrax attacks in the U.S.,
October 18, 2001.
"Proponents of containment claim that Iraq is in a "box." But it is a box with no lid, no bottom, and whose sides are falling out. Within this box are definitive footprints of germ, chemical and nuclear programs."
John McCain,
February 13, 2003.
"I remain confident that we will find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."
John McCain,
June 11, 2003.
On Being Greeted as Liberators
"Absolutely. Absolutely."
John McCain, asked by Chris Matthews, "you believe that the people of Iraq or at least a large number of them will treat us as liberators?"
March 12, 2003.
"Not only that, they'll be relieved that he's not in the neighborhood because he has invaded his neighbors on several occasions."
John McCain, asked by Chris Matthews, "And you think the Arab world will come to a grudging recognition that what we did was necessary?"
March 12, 2003.
"There's no doubt in my mind that we will prevail and there's no doubt in my mind, once these people are gone, that we will be welcomed as liberators."
John McCain, March 24, 2003.
On a Rapid Victory and Mission Accomplished
"I think the victory will be rapid, within about three weeks."
John McCain, January 28, 2003.
"It's clear that the end is very much in sight...It won't be long. It, it'll be a fairly short period of time."
John McCain, April 9, 2003.

a word from his corporate sponsor

"We won a massive victory in a few weeks, and we did so with very limited loss of American and allied lives."
John McCain, May 22, 2003.
"I thought it was wrong at the time. Do I blame him for that specific banner? I can't."
John McCain, on President Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech, May 1, 2008.
"Well, then why was there a banner that said mission accomplished on the aircraft carrier?"
John McCain, responding to assertion by Fox News' Neil Cavuto that "many argue the conflict isn't over," June 11, 2003.
"I have said a long time that reconstruction of Iraq would be a long, long, difficult process, but the conflict -- the major conflict is over, the regime change has been accomplished, and it's very appropriate."
John McCain, June 11, 2003.
"I'm confident we're on the right course."
John McCain, March 7, 2004.
"We're either going to lose this thing or win this thing within the next several months."
John McCain, November 12, 2006.
"My friends, the war will be over soon, the war for all intents and purposes although the insurgency will go on for years and years and years."
John McCain, February 25, 2008.
On the Safe Streets of Baghdad
"[There] there "are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today."
John McCain, after touring a Baghdad market wearing a bulletproof vest and guarded by "100 American soldiers, with three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships overhead,April 1, 2007.
"There's problems in America with safe neighborhoods as we well know."
John McCain, March 8, 2008.
On President Bush and His Team
"We are very fortunate that our president in these challenging days can rely on the counsel of a man who has demonstrated time and again the resolve, experience, and patriotism that will be required for success and the hard-headed clear thinking necessary to prevail in this global fight between good and evil."
John McCain, on Dick Cheney, July 16, 2004.
"I think he strengthened our national defenses. I think he has a good team around him."
John McCain, on President Bush, September 3, 2004.
"I said no. My answer is still no. No confidence."
John McCain, on whether he had confidence in Bush Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld,December 15, 2004.
On the Non-Existent Alliance Between Al Qaeda and Iran
"But Al Qaeda is there, they are functioning, they are supported in many times, in many ways by the Iranians."
John McCain, February 28, 2008.
"As you know, there are al Qaeda operatives that are taken back into Iran, given training as leaders, and they're moving back into Iraq."
John McCain, March 17, 2008.
"[Iranian operatives are] "taking al-Qaeda into Iran, training them and sending them back."
John McCain, March 18, 2008.
"[It is] common knowledge and has been reported in the media that al-Qaeda is going back into Iran and receiving training and are coming back into Iraq from Iran, that's well known. And it's unfortunate."
John McCain, March 18, 2008.
"Al Qaeda and Shia extremists -- with support from external powers such as Iran -- are on the run but not defeated."
McCain campaign statement, March 19, 2008.
"To think that I would have some lack of knowledge about Sunni and Shia after my eighth visit and my deep involvement in this issue is a bit ludicrous."
John McCain, March 19, 2008.
"Do you still view Al Qaeda in Iraq as a major threat? Certainly not an obscure sect of the Shiites overall..."
John McCain, questioning General David Petraeus, April 8, 2008.
On the Timeline of the Surge and the Sunni Awakening
"Too often the light at the tunnel has turned out to be a train, but I really believe -- I really believe that there's a strong possibility that you may see a very substantial change in Anbar province due to this new changes in our relationships with the sheiks in the region."
John McCain, January 5, 2007 (five days before President Bush announced the surge strategy and the deployment of more U.S. forces to Iraq.)
"Because of the surge we were able to go out and protect that sheik and others. And it began the Anbar awakening. I mean, that's just a matter of history."
John McCain, July 22, 2008.
On a Permanent American Military Presence in Iraq
"We cannot keep our forces indefinitely staged in the region. Were we to attempt again to contain Saddam, we would eventually have to withdraw them. The world is full of dangers and, more likely than not, we will need some of those brave men and women to face them down."
John McCain, February 13, 2003.
"Well, if that scenario evolves, then I think it's obvious that we would have to leave because - if it was an elected government of Iraq - and we've been asked to leave other places in the world. If it were an extremist government, then I think we would have other challenges, but I don't see how we could stay when our whole emphasis and policy has been based on turning the Iraqi government over to the Iraqi people."
John McCain,
April 22, 2004.
"We have had troops in South Korea for 60 years and nobody minds."

John McCain, June 7, 2007.
"Make it a hundred."
John McCain, told that President Bush had said American troops could remain in Iraq for 50 years, January 3, 2008.
"I asked McCain about his 'hundred years' comment, and he reaffirmed the remark, excitedly declaring that U.S. troops could be in Iraq for 'a thousand years' or 'a million years,' as far as he was concerned."
David Corn, January 3, 2008.
"The U.S. could have a military presence anywhere in the world for a long period of time."
John McCain, February 20, 2008.
"By January 2013, America has welcomed home most of the servicemen and women who have sacrificed terribly so that America might be secure in her freedom."
John McCain, May 15, 2008.
"John McCain has always been clear that American forces operate in Iraq only with the consent of that country's democratically elected government."
Michael Goldfarb, McCain adviser, July 9 2008.
"That's not too important. What's important is the casualties in Iraq, Americans are in South Korea, Americans are in Japan, American troops are in Germany. That's all fine."
John McCain, on when U.S. troops should come home from Iraq,
June 11, 2008.
Only a few voices of reason have managed to be heard above the cacophony of hysterical paranoia, faux patriotism and the war fever that infected America in the lead up to the Iraq Debacle and its aftermath. One of course, was the one famous phrase of reason uttered by Colin Powell that almost negated his guilt in being used as a stage prop at his UN sideshow leading up to the war.  In 2003, he voiced what is now referred to as The Pottery Barn Rule, "You break it, you own it".  The other voice, amazingly enough was Joe Biden, who opposed the war from the beginning. He opined, though, in 2006 that perhaps, the sectarian dissolution, though seemingly inevitable was not the only possibility. He proposed a rotating factionally representational government for Iraq...Sunni, Shiite and Kurd. Perhaps the one positive thing in what is going on now is that the Kurds are the organized force picking up the pieces of their ancestral lands. Maybe they will actually finally walk away with a real Kurd Homeland. Biden's 2006 solution almost made sense, but sense? Who needs your stinkin' sense...When you have his senile eminence, Senator Crankypants McCain, President in his own mind....


Ol'Buzzard said...

Great post. Grandson of an Admiral, son of an Admiral, finished at the bottom of his class in Annapolis, his only claim to fame is being shot down in Vietnam and held as a POW, he has milked that into becoming a Republican icon. He has never been bright and like Reagan he is becoming senile: Old man shouting at clouds.

The Ol'Buzzard

Jono said...

That is an amazing amount of foolish blathering on only one subject. It is hard to imagine the quantity of idiocy on all the other topics, but this particular idiocy has cost too many lives. Thanks for the synopsis!

microdot said...

Mr. Buzzard and Jono, thank your for taking the time to wade through this pile of crap that Senator Senior Crankypants has deposited. I have had a growing McCain file for years. Clearly one of the most dangerously incompetent and corrupt figures in America today and the fact that he is considered the elder statesman by the incompetent American mainstream media must prove some strange law of metaphysics about the vacuum of ignorance and how a noxious gas expands to fill it.