Wednesday, April 09, 2008

McCain: 100 Years of War

John McCain just doesn’t get it, does he? This is a guy who cannot put his finger on which people he wants to kill most, Iraqis, Iranians, Shi’a, Kurds or Sunni, and commonly mistakes one for the other. But mostly what he just doesn’t get is that Iraq is not Korea and not Japan.

His surrogates cry “Foul” over Barack Obama’s consistent characterization of McCain’s stance on the Iraq War as wanting “100 years of war”, something that they say he never advocated. Here is what McCain said:

He said this:
“Maybe 100 . . .we’ve been in South Korea, we’ve been in Japan for 60 years, we’ve been in South Korea for 50 years or so . . .that’d be fine with me as long as Americans . . .as long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. It’s fine with me and I hope it’s fine with you if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al-Qaeda is training, recruiting and motivating people every day.”

Now an ignoramus will agree with those words. Absolutely. Here we have a presidential candidate displaying his sheer ignorance of the place his country’s military is occupying.

Iraq is not South Korea. Iraq is not Japan. No one is planting IEDs along the road in South Korea. No one is shooting RPGs at humvees in Japan.

Our soldiers’ very presence in Iraq is an affront to Iraqis and others in the area. It was the establishment of our military bases in Saudi Arabia that sent al-Qaeda terrorists over the edge to plot a terrible revenge on US civilians. As long as our soldiers are occupants of Iraq, there will be a reason for the Iraqi Civil War. Their presence is the issue. That is the difference. Only that. Continued troop deployment in Iraq is a guarantee of continued violence. Endless war.

McCain doesn’t see that, but then McCain can’t keep it straight in his mind who the enemy is – geez, who can blame him, all the names begin with “S” or “I”.

So by definition, if our soldiers are in Iraq for 50 years or 100 years, it will be to fight a war, to be “harmed or injured or wounded”. To be killed.

Not to occupy, drink beer, play poker and watch a DMZ.

Not only is McCain wrong about Iraq, he is wrong about Barack Obama’s statements about him. Statements about his notions of the Iraq War. Obama has McCain dead to rights.

McCain has our soldiers . . . dead.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Listen to the last jasper who talked like that:

"People sometimes say to me: 'Be careful! You will have twenty years of guerrilla warfare on your hands!' I am delighted at the prospect . . . Germany will remain in a state of perpetual alertness."

Adolf Hitler, August 29, 1942