Skip to comments.McCain, Graham blast Obama for Al Qaeda-related takeover of Fallujah, call situation 'predictable'
Posted on 01/04/2014 6:05:49 PM PST by Kaslin
Republican senators on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for Al Qaeda affiliates over-running parts of Iraq, including the city of Fallujah, which the United States secured before President Obama removed all U.S. forces from that country in 2011.
Sen. John McCain, Arizona, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, called the recent turn of events as tragic as they were predictable and suggested Obama misled Americans into believing that Iraqi leaders wanted U.S. forces out of their country.
While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame, the senators said in a joint statement. When President Obama withdrew all U.S. forces over the objections of our military leaders and commanders on the ground, many of us predicted that the vacuum would be filled by America's enemies and would emerge as a threat to U.S. national security interests. Sadly, that reality is now clearer than ever.
The Al Qaeda-affiliated fighters took over Fallujah on Friday after a bloody three-day battle, raising their flag over government buildings as a sign of victory, according to The Washington Post.
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Predictable yes but it was just a matter of time anyway no matter who was in the White house. All we could ever do is keep dumping money into that hole.
It was predictable as soon as Dubya said “They are just like us”.
Marie Harf is quoted in the article. I can only assume this is the same Marie Harf who recently claimed in the infamous NYT article that “ Al Queda” was not involved in Benghazi?
The multitude of disastrous sceanarios (home and abroad)created by Hussein were all predictable in 2008.
I wonder if people said that about Japan immediately after WW2.
I think Ovama's and Democrats' mislike strike hatred of all things Bush cloud their vision and cause them to make contrarian moves that are neiyher in our best interest nor the country we had hoped to, I guess, liberate, democratize, now they'd be more worried how they treat the LGBT or whatever it is. Never heard of any of those in Iraq.
Aren’t these the two libtards who wanted Al Qaeda to take over Syria?
The war in Japan wasn’t still simmering in Japan after a decade of “nation building”.
McQueeg and the Ballerina can go back in to that hole by themselves for all I care. We the people are too damn broke to waste more time with it.
This seems pretty weak.
This Dad of two Iraq war vets (one of whom spent a long time in Fallujah) remains hopeful for more focused statements from the the GOP (or any Dems with a conscience).
Freakin Ozzy Osbourne of all people got it right when he said if we’re gonna go in, then go in get it done and get the hell out.
And sad because many Americans gave their lives over there and Obama just pi$$ed away.
Obama does his handiwork of failure throughout the entire Middle East!!! Russia, Iran, China, India are beside themselves laughing at this buffooon, Obama, that we call POTUS!!! Shades of the Roman Empire falling!!! The USA is in harm’s way...put there by our own POTUS Obama. No leader in the entire world respects or trusts him!!! Americans....ya really done good choosing this dreg, failure and serial lie teller for POTUS. The USA has seen its best days!!!
It is not "hatred of all things Bush" that drives Obama's feckless foreign policy.
It is support for radical Islamism. Observe which side Obama has supported in every Mid-East conflict. In Syria. In Egypt. In Libya. And, of course, in Palestine.
Japan could easily have gone communist if we hadn’t established a presence.
In the same way Iraq can easily go terrorist Al Queda and spill into Iran without our presence.
Bone headed Obama policy is getting us nowhere.
Another victory for anti-American islamoNazi type murderers. The O foreign policy continues unabated.
Then go on your own dime.
Intentional is more like it
Wait Obama said AlQueda was on the run...what happened!
0bama has essentially pissed on the graves of every American who died in Iraq.
just as i suspected...we have a 21 year old valley girl in charge of articulating state dept policy.
Ya. Certainly makes a person question if they should join the armed services. Draft or voluntary.
Just last week some idiot here at FR called me a racist for disagreeing with his premise that sending soldiers into Sudan would show the true spirit of Christmas.
If you have a Fallujah, you can keep your Fallujah.
I don’t like Juan or Linda. Don’t give a damn about what these two have to say about anything. Don’t need them to tell me Obama is a $@%&$(@#%$##. I know it already.
They were on the run. They were running to Falujah.
The only real friends we have in the mideast are Israel and Jordan, and King Abdulla won’t live forever.
It’s my dime I’m worried about. If terrorists gain the upper hand in the middle east we end up with a bigger war with bigger expense. Shades of Neville chamberlain.
McCain actually finally said something critical about Obama ??????!????? (Six years too late john. )
Are you brain damaged or something?
The mideast consists primarily of terrorists and no amount of taxpayer dollars is going to fix it.
The terrorists fight on their own dime (and ours). If its that important to you, go.
The idiots held their crotches in excitement over going into Libya for no apparent reason only to turn around and sternly demand answers when it all went predictably to hell.
I’m done supporting ALL of these idiots and their pointless wars with fantasies of a democratic mideast.
As predictable as those two GOPe fairies jumping in to make points when there is absolutely no political risk to them.
Does Graham ever have a thought of his own? Right or wrong, he always parrots exactly what McCain says. It’s really creepy, especially because he looks so damned creepy.
It might make you feel superior to call everyone who disagrees with you “brain damaged”. No doubt the Chamberlain people were engaging in the same ad hominems.
mclame...gramnesty...clown prince nobama. Birds of a feather. I’ve had it with losers.
All you have is the same tired old neocon argument about democracy in the mideast. If you haven’t figured out what’s wrong with it yet, trust me, you got issues.
America is flat ass broke and you want to waste more blood and money for a fantasy.
McCain and Grahamnesty bark!
No I will not trust a person who throws around ad hominems like a high school kid.
Shows underdevelopment emotionally.
And I made no argument about democracy in the Middle East so you’re dead wrong there too.
So what is your reason for wanting to waste more American blood and money in the mideast.
I’m sure the whole forum would love to hear it.
That's the difference. In Iraq we didn't we won't and we probably couldn't.
There you go with your odd views again...LOL I’m sure the “whole forum” is NOT very concerned about a debate on this one thread...the subject of which has been going on for years.
The Obama viewpoint is that if we leave the terrorists will be concerned only with each other and not harm us. Interesting how so many conservatives are lining up with Obama on this. Truth is the Al Queda factions live to destroy the West. Now why would you want those murderous forces to gain ascendency again when we had them pushed back? You are advocating for the Obama philosophy even though appeasement has failed time and time again.
Yeah I didn’t think you had what it took to answer.
LOL you may go.
Sorry but this is Bush’s fault for not obliterating the place when he had the chance.