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McCain: Send Petraeus back to Iraq
CNN ^ | 01/13/2014 | Ashley Killough

Posted on 01/13/2014 7:59:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind

President Barack Obama should send David Petraeus, a retired four-star general who ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, back to Iraq to help deal with the growing unrest in the country, Sen. John McCain said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The Arizona Republican also weighed in on a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, saying he would have waited a bit longer to release the book, which offers a blistering critique of the Obama administration.

On Iraq, McCain said the country is not a lost cause and argued the United States can still offer assistance to help quell the renewed violence that’s rocked the country in the last year.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; mccain; petraeus

1 posted on 01/13/2014 7:59:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain...Republican? Hardly.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 8:01:00 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: SeekAndFind

Can we send you back to Vietnam? Oh, and take John Kerry and Jane Fonda with you.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 8:03:40 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SeekAndFind
No Thanks. We don't need Petraeus or McCain.

Petraeus kept quiet about Benghazi to protect the Obama regime. He could have spoken up. He knew it wasn't a video. He retired and his wife gets a cozy job in the Obama administration to make sure Petraeus keeps quiet.

4 posted on 01/13/2014 8:06:12 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: SeekAndFind

McLame needs to retire. YOU JUST GOT CENSURED, A$$WIPE!


5 posted on 01/13/2014 8:06:24 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Can we send you back to Vietnam? Oh, and take John Kerry and Jane Fonda with you.”

Good idea!


6 posted on 01/13/2014 8:06:53 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: SeekAndFind
McCain should go. He has friends in the area. He could rally them for "Freedom" and "Liberation" - like a later day Lawrence of Arabia.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 8:10:41 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: SeekAndFind

......lets send McCain over there to stay forever, which likely would not be long.......


8 posted on 01/13/2014 8:12:10 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: SeekAndFind

And he can take Paula Broadwell with him.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 8:17:22 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

...and...

“McCain/Christie ‘16”

...right, Juan?


10 posted on 01/13/2014 8:17:30 AM PST by moovova
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To: EagleUSA

“McCain...Republican? Hardly.”

No, he’s a Republican. He isn’t a Conservative.

Political party has become irrelevant. Now you are either a Conservative of a Liberal. We are turning into Labor and Likud.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 8:32:12 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Send McCain back to Vietnam.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 8:35:39 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SeekAndFind

why doesn’t the great military strategerist Juan McCain, who met with the ululating liver eaters in Syria, shook Qadaffi’s hand 4 years ago then backed Obama’s bombing campaign against Libya to benefit al Qaeda, and who graduated about last in his USNA class and then crashed or got shot down in multiple military aircraft ...

go lead the charge hisself

Juan- take Linsey with ya


13 posted on 01/13/2014 8:38:11 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Dagnabitt

I look at that pic of McCain’s al-Qaeda buds and wonder which one of those had a hand in beheading Christian children (remember the pics and video on LiveLeak?).


14 posted on 01/13/2014 8:46:04 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: silverleaf

mccain crashed his plane rather than fight a war he didn’t like when he was in the military. Now there is never a war he doesn’t like or an American troop he doesn’t want dead or maimed...as long as it isn’t him.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 8:47:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

People should start ignoring this senile old jerk. He flatulates through his mouth.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 8:50:39 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lets send Juan back instead. Give him some body armor and an M-4 and let him take out his anger on the enemy for a change. Oh wait Al Queda is his friend at least in Syria. :-)


17 posted on 01/13/2014 8:56:10 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good idea. Hillary can be his bodyguard.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 9:15:12 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

fu McCain!

the only thing we should be sending to Iraq and Afghanistan at this point is 2 A-bombs!


19 posted on 01/13/2014 9:16:09 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Send all the democrats and 90% of the Republicans in Congress.


20 posted on 01/13/2014 9:18:58 AM PST by maddog55
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To: SeekAndFind

Grandpa Munster needs some obamacare.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 9:21:27 AM PST by februus
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To: SeekAndFind

Send McShamey back to Viet Nam


22 posted on 01/13/2014 9:24:32 AM PST by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

posted before I got to your post… my thoughts exactly


23 posted on 01/13/2014 9:25:06 AM PST by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind
The Arizona Republican also weighed in on a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, saying he would have waited a bit longer to release the book, which offers a blistering critique of the Obama administration.

Former Bush adviser Karl Rove said on “Fox News Sunday”:

“Some Gates insiders have told me this book was essentially ready before the 2012 election. Gates made a deliberate decision to delay his publication until well after the election so as not to have the incendiary charges intrude into the election, I think that is a statement about his character.”

So McCain demonstrates the same lack of character as Gates.

24 posted on 01/13/2014 9:26:14 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Put McCain in the cockpit of an old A-4D Skyhawk, and send him to Iraq. Paint a picture on the plane of Obama saying he is sorry.


25 posted on 01/13/2014 10:01:18 AM PST by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

With or without his side-squeeze?


26 posted on 01/13/2014 10:01:40 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SeekAndFind

What he should do is to cancel all ROE’s that handcuff our Troops. That is why twice as many have died under 0 than under GWB.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 10:03:14 AM PST by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great response. I’m still laughing!


28 posted on 01/13/2014 10:14:07 AM PST by FES0844
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To: EagleUSA
I read an article the other day that McCain should be given credit for supporting the surge in Iraq in 2007-2008 when many , including Bush, were growing tired of the War (James Baker report). He rallied the president and congress so I give him credit.

However, he has got to know that Obama does not want this war and it is going badly. At some point, understand the circumstance and give it up.

29 posted on 01/13/2014 10:19:18 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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“..At some point, understand the circumstance and give it up...”

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This country still has not learned to stay out of wars that they do not intend to win at whatever cost necessary and WIN FAST. Viet Nam was not enough. I am certainly ready to give up this kind of war which wastes blood and treasure and accomplishes little.

And now we are stuck with a worldwide ‘leadership’ image of weakness, lack of commitment to allies, and walking away from fights we should finish. Very bad.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 11:47:49 AM PST by EagleUSA
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