McCain,100 Years, Obama, and the Democrats

The Obama campaign and lefties everywhere are still pushing the story that John McCain said he wanted to keep fighting in Iraq for 100 years or 1000 years or 10,000 years. Despite the fact that major nonpartisan organizations are saying that is a total distortion of the record, the lefties and a bunch of journalists are keeping on. What McCain actually said is, well, hear him in his own words responding to a question about keeping Americans in Iraq for 50 or 100 years:

“We’ve been in Japan for 60 years, we’ve been in South Korea for 50 years, that’d be fine with me as long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. That’s fine with me and I hope it would be fine with you if we maintained a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Qaeda is training and recruiting and equipping people.”

Contrast that with what Barack Obama is accusing McCain of, which is that McCain would be in favor of 100 more years of war.

It shows an utter lack of military knowledge on the part of the Democrats that they would equate a standing military presence in a country with war. If we follow their logic, we must still be at war in Japan and Germany and Korea. Heck, we must still be at war with the confederacy given all the standing armies in the South.

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  • Wow, between this and that ridiculous email you sent out earlier today talking about the American occupying the South shows the true depth of your intellect.

    Firstly

  • Wow, between this and that ridiculous email you sent out earlier today talking about the American occupying the South shows the true depth of your intellect.

    Firstly, what McCain offers is a paradox since that is deeply flawed as an argument as well. Germany, Japan, and Korea are all non-sectarian populations that do not have the same type of issues that exist between Suni, Shia, and Kurds. In the case of Germany, our presence was to act as a counterweight to the Soviet’s as much as anything else. Iraq on the other hand is a shooting gallery with us serving as part time ducks in the hunt and part time referee trying to keep competing militias at bay.

    As for your email, the South illegally seceded from the North as we were all one nation until backward morons thought that they would be better off on their own. When the war ended the country reunified but only after under going a disastrous occupation like era in the form of “reconstruction” (perhaps you heard of it).

    It never ceases to amaze me how little they seem to teach people in the Georgia education system.