McCain gets it wrong about Iraq timeline

July 22, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More

McCain, trying to score a few desperate points against Obama, gets the Iraq time line drastically wrong. CBS does its part to cover up fr McCain.


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Category: History, Iraq, Politics, War

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    McCain is a proven fraud. He doesn't know enough to be an authority on the Middle East and he showing more of his ignorance every week:

    The major Sunni sheik who John McCain said was protected by the surge and subsequently helped lead the Anbar Awakening, was actually assassinated by an al-Qaeda led group in midst of the surge.

    On Tuesday evening, McCain falsely claimed that the downturn in violence in Iraq's Anbar province was a result of the surge, when in fact the surge began months afterward. Moreover, he said, if it weren't for the work of U.S. forces, the major Sunni figure leading that awakening wouldn't have had the protection he needed.

  2. grumpypilgrim says:

    McCain seems to like asserting causal connections when none exist, whenever it is politically expedient to do so. One of the examples I saw recently was his assertion that this week's dip in oil prices was caused by Bush's lifting of the presidential ban on off-shore drilling. The fact is that Bush's lifting of the presidential ban had no impact on off-shore drilling, and no impact on global oil prices, because the presidential ban did not affect the restrictions that Congress and the various states continue to have on off-shore drilling. The presidential ban was merely symbolic, so Bush's lifting of it had no impact on the real world. McCain is simply a liar.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    McCain has indicated that Iraq was "first major conflict after 9/11."

    What about Afghanistan? Slipped his mind? Cenk Uygur noticed the problem and posted on it at Huffpo.

  4. Erich Vieth says:

    The media just won't let go of it's mantra that McCain is strong on foreign policy even though he has proven himself to be week on foreign history, foreign geography, and foreign culture.

    How can you be strong on anything foreign if you are ignorant about everything foreign. I'd love to have McCain try to stand up and talk without his notes for 10 minutes about Iraq culture, history, language and geography. His recent series of gaffes prove that he is weak in foreign affairs. The corporate media need to stop giving him a free ride on this issue.

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