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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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.