Democratic National Committee -- McCain Watch: Iraq

CANDIDATE RUNNING ON NATIONAL SECURITY CREDENTIALS, MCCAIN HAS BEEN WRONG FROM THE START - JUST LIKE BUSH America Less Safe Because of Bush-McCain Iraq Policy DNC Highlights Ongoing Video Series "McCain on Iraq , Wrong from the...


CANDIDATE RUNNING ON NATIONAL SECURITY CREDENTIALS, MCCAIN HAS BEEN WRONG FROM THE START - JUST LIKE BUSH

America Less Safe Because of Bush-McCain Iraq Policy

DNC Highlights Ongoing Video Series "McCain on Iraq , Wrong from the Start"

To view the DNC's videos on McCain's failed leadership on Iraq , click here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TTwqqfS505c

And here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eejYoz3Nl0

WASHINGTON , July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, more McCain surrogates and a web video attacking Barack Obama , which could have been produced on "Fantasy Island," will be trotted out in an effort to distract attention from John McCain's real record on Iraq -- a record of being inconsistent and being wrong, just like President Bush. What you won't hear today: that Senator McCain was part of the propaganda machine that misled us into war, that he predicted that we'd be greeted as liberators, that he parroted the Bush talking points from the start, that he praised President Bush and Donald Rumsfeld's conduct of the war and that he echoed the Bush Administration's rosy rhetoric even as the reality indicated otherwise.

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The McCain-Bush Iraq strategy has failed to pressure Iraqis to take responsibility for their future, stretched our military to the breaking point, sacrificed investments in critical domestic priorities here at home and has distracted us from tracking down the terrorists who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001 . Because McCain and Bush insisted on launching a war that should have never been waged, and then doubling down on a failed strategy, the war in Afghanistan has been ignored and the Taliban and al-Qaeda are as strong now as any time since just after the U.S. invasion in 2001. Senator McCain has supported a strategy in Iraq that has compromised our security and made us less safe at home and abroad.

When it comes to bringing our brave troops home, McCain has also been wrong and inconsistent -- offering at least 11 different answers on when he thinks the war will end. And now Senator McCain has absolutely no plan to deal with Iraq but to leave our troops there for 100 years.

After seven years of failed leadership on Iraq and Afghanistan , John McCain is the last thing our country needs. See here the ongoing DNC web series "McCain on Iraq , Wrong from the Start."

To view the DNC's videos on McCain's failed leadership on Iraq , click here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TTwqqfS505c

and here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eejYoz3Nl0

McCain: Wrong to praise the Bush Administration for their conduct of the war...

McCain Praises Bush Administration on Iraq . QUESTION: Are you proud of the work and the leadership of the Commander in Chief in this war? MCCAIN: Yes I am. I think the President has led with great clarity and I think he's done a great job leading the country [Hardball, 4/23/03] and MCCAIN: We've got to stay the course and speeches like the President's last night, I think, are important. [CBS Early Show, 6/29/05]

McCain Praises Rumsfeld. QUESTION: Is it your view that Donald Rumsfeld can continue to be an effective Secretary of Defense? MCCAIN: Yes, today I do and I believe he's done a fine job. He's an honorable man. [Hannity & Colmes, 5/12/04]

McCain: Wrong to echo Bush talking points on Iraq from the start...

May 1, 2003 : Bush Declares War Over. "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended." [Speech by President Bush, 5/1/03]

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