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.
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