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McCain and Graham slam Obama for Iraq violence
Cable News Network ^ | January 4th, 2014 06:13 PM ET | Conor Finnegan

Posted on 01/05/2014 9:09:58 AM PST by Olog-hai

As the Iraqi army and al Qaeda-linked militants battle for control of the city of Falluja, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are slamming the Obama administration for its Iraq policy.

More than two years after the administration failed to reach a status of forces agreement with Iraq and withdrew all American combat troops from the country, the two senior Republican senators are blaming President Barack Obama for the violence erupting there this week.

“While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame. When President Obama withdrew all U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, 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,” said McCain, of Arizona, and Graham, of South Carolina, in a statement. …

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: grahamnesty; iraq; juanmccain; lindagraham; mclame; obama

1 posted on 01/05/2014 9:09:58 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It will roll off like water from a duck. . . .


2 posted on 01/05/2014 9:11:32 AM PST by DeaconRed (ZERO: We made a -Big Mistaka- Lets send him to Jamaica -NOW! ! ! !)
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To: Olog-hai

Why are these two always together?

They’re so weird.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 9:11:41 AM PST by stanne
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To: Olog-hai
McLame and Grah-amnesty slam Obama for Iraq violence

These two morons just won't go away . . . will they?

4 posted on 01/05/2014 9:11:52 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Olog-hai

John and Lindsey spend their holding up a wet finger to see which way the political wind is blowing in order to serve themselves better you see.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 9:12:46 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Olog-hai

All three of these stooges should be having a circular slap fest.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 9:12:52 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Olog-hai

Its the mideast, violence is almost as predictable as their weather.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 9:13:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh my. The Bobbsey twins are straying off the plantation!


8 posted on 01/05/2014 9:13:37 AM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Olog-hai

I blame it on the Jihad pillar of Islam.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 9:14:17 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

What a colossal waste of blood and treasure in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and next Iran, not to mention Libya & Syria.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 9:15:52 AM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: mongo141
"..holding up a wet finger to see which way the political wind is blowing..."

In the case of these two that can elicit a very bad image.

11 posted on 01/05/2014 9:15:57 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

Much too little,far too late.The sooner these two pansies wither on the vine,the better.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 9:18:23 AM PST by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: TADSLOS

You mean a circle jerk?


13 posted on 01/05/2014 9:24:19 AM PST by Kevin in California
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To: Olog-hai

Ok, I know Graham is up for re-election. I can only assume that McCain is as well, since he seems to have chosen this time to remove his lips from Obama’s butt.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 9:26:15 AM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell x)
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To: Olog-hai

They’ll be “apologizing” to Barry tomorrow.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 9:27:42 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: Olog-hai

One of the reason’s I supported Bush’s invasion of Iraq, in fact the main reason, was because I thought a “friendly” Iraq would break up the physical Muslin control of countries from Pakistan/Afghanistan west through Morocco; and even start a reversal of terrorist incursions in those countries.
Another thing The ObamAss has Detrioted Up.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 9:30:31 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: Olog-hai

So, John and Lindsay are for AQ in Syria, but not Iraq.

Got it.


17 posted on 01/05/2014 9:35:02 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: BilLies

It could have been done, but the entire invasion/post invasion strategy was botched big time. The Bush administration made some really stupid decisions that led to a protracted insurgency. The dumbest decision was to disband the Iraqi Army. It took too damn long to build a military from the ground up, and as we can now see the one we built is not very competent. The 2nd dumbest decision was to halt all offensive ops in Fallujia in April of 2004, allowing Zarqawi to wreak havoc across Anbar province and central Iraq for another 7 months. It also gave the appearance that Zarqawi was much stronger than he was. There were many more boneheaded decisions, but those two are the ones that made this a hell of a lot harder than it had to be.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 9:46:12 AM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: BilLies

Same here. But Bush let the one worlders, neo-cons and libs blast away our victory with idiotic rules of engagement, allowing the Iraqi religious nuts to have Sharia Law ensconced in their constitution and committing us to an extended occupation that was pointless.

The ONLY governments which can succeed in Islam are:

a Military Dictatorship

a Theocratic Dictatorship

Anarchy.

As long as the population subscribes to Islam in its current form, these are the sole possibilities.

Our best bet would have been a pro-American military dictator like Mubarak (Do you miss him now?)


19 posted on 01/05/2014 9:47:28 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: ZULU
To late Lindsey for my vote, I will not be voting for Lindsey Graham.

Besides if Obama would sent troops back into Iraq, who would serve to be stab in the back on your service benefits.... Don't let your children grow up to be service men and women when their is a Democratic Socialism government in power that does not share your values....

20 posted on 01/05/2014 10:05:58 AM PST by DEPcom
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To: DEPcom

Bingo. Send Linda back to the knitting needles.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 10:20:30 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: stanne

they are together because they love the limelight and every son needs a father...LOL


22 posted on 01/05/2014 10:22:32 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Olog-hai

McCain’s answer to every problem: Send in the troops, no matter how many deployments they’ve already had.

Meanwhile, he supports the bill to cut veteran pensions.


23 posted on 01/05/2014 10:23:44 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Olog-hai

Oh those crazy love birds. Their names are always mentioned together.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 10:26:26 AM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: Olog-hai

This coming from two traitors who threw our southern border wide open for
Mexican drug lords to wreak havoc on the American people with impunity, and have more allegiance to mexico and the outsourcing lobby than their own country. The ONLY reason juan and linda are still in office is because their illegal alien coyote financiers in the GOPe and DNC continue to back them.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 10:30:46 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Olog-hai

26 posted on 01/05/2014 10:35:24 AM PST by moovova
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To: Olog-hai

McQueeg once said: “We have nothing to fear from an Obama presidency.” Really?

With that, he’s said quite enough about Obastard. My ears are closed to the arrogant pr**k.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 10:41:45 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Olog-hai

“Iraq’s PM says country ready for U.S. troops to leave”. Maliki said no problem, we don’t need you!. OK... give them some time and then we will check. LOL


28 posted on 01/05/2014 10:58:06 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: Olog-hai

Frick and Frack are in a tizzy over their buddy’s antics? Too funny!


29 posted on 01/05/2014 11:12:18 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: mongo141

Ignore it McCain, the surge worked. Right?


30 posted on 01/05/2014 11:48:22 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Olog-hai

These 2 support the democrats whenever they can, undermining the rest of us. They enjoy doing so.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 12:11:26 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Olog-hai
More than two years after the administration failed to reach a status of forces agreement with Iraq and withdrew all American combat troops from the country, the two senior Republican senators are blaming President Barack Obama for the violence erupting there this week.

Seriously? These jackwads should read the Security Agreement and look at the bottom of page 18 to see when it was really signed.

Signed in duplicate in Baghdad on this 17th day of November, 2008, in the English and Arabic languages, each text being equally authentic.
FOR THE UNITED FOR THE STATES OF AMERICA:
REPUBLIC OF IRAQ:

http://www.cfr.org/iraq/security-agreement-status-forces-agreement-us-iraq/p17880
This link takes you to the link for the downloadable .pdf of the agreement.

The issue is; Iraq was never going to succeed without a dictator. It will break up.

32 posted on 01/05/2014 3:17:19 PM PST by Sarajevo (Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world)
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To: ex-snook

Any surge always works -— TEMPORARILY.


33 posted on 01/05/2014 8:07:34 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: Sicon

McLame isn’t up for reelection until 2016. Maybe old age will get him first.


34 posted on 01/06/2014 3:32:59 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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