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It's a sad spectacle watching senility take it's toll on a man . . .
(CNN) – Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, made a surprising suggestion Thursday night: If he had been elected in 2000, there might not have been a war in Iraq.
The Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, who lost his race for the GOP nomination that year but went on to become his party’s nominee in 2008, made his comments in a far-reaching interview in CNN and National Journal’s “Politics On Tap” event, after this reporter asked him what would be different if he had won either in 2000 or 2008.
On 2008, McCain said “national security” would be different, and he delineated the many ways he would have done things differently from the victor, President Barack Obama. But when asked about 2000, McCain made the most surprising remarks. “You’ll find this surprising,” he said, “but I think I would’ve been more reluctant to commit American troops.”
McCain was a strong supporter of the war in Iraq; one of his sons fought in the war.http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2014/07/18/john-mccain-had-i-won-in-2000-iraq-war/
FACT: John McCain was quick to jump on the Bush/Cheney attack Iraq bandwagon after 9/11 and he steadfastly supported that war and even wanted to prolong it. The man is either a colossal fucking liar or the advance of Alzheimer's in his brain is in the next stage of destroying his memory (which, btw, would certainly go a long way toward explaining Sarah Palin).
And not only that, this is the guy that was practically jizzing in his old man drawers in wanting Obama to go in and bomb Iran, Syria, Libya and now get militarily involved with the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
The reality is that John McCain has never met an international conflict where he didn't think American military power could be utilized as a practicable solution.
The man's views on foreign policy should be taken with a sizable grain of salt these days. And the fact that the mainstream media seem all to happy to continue giving the obviously delusional old geezer a public platform to spew his nonsense from, tells you everything you need to know about the integrity and competence of your national media.