December 16, 2006

Say it Loud: '08 McCain is Wrong

Democratic Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico:
The leading advocate for escalating the war is Senator John McCain. I have served with John in Congress and I respect him. But John McCain is wrong, dead wrong to think that we can solve Iraq’s political crisis through military escalation.

There are no quick or easy answers to the crisis in Iraq. Our choices are between bad options and worse ones. Some prefer military escalation. Some choose staying the course. These options are illusions. The only realistic choice we have is to stand down militarily and let the Iraqis stand up and face the political crisis which only they can resolve.
It's about time leading Democrats take Saint John McCain head on and point out the obvious about the Senator and this disastrous Iraq views. There might have been a time long ago that the Senator actually deserved respect, but not now. John '08 McCain is a proven pander, a man without principles willing to travel any filthy sewer in order to become President.


At December 20, 2006 3:40 PM, Blogger KC said...

If we "stand down so they can stand up," don't you think that it will be disasterous?

We're trying to train Iraqi forces over there, but we're dealing with people who are afraid to come to work everyday because being an Iraqi policeman/soldier is the most dangerous job you can have.

If we go in there, shake things up like we have, and then just "stand down," don't you think that it's unrealistic to just expect the Iraqis to "adjust" and take over?

They have a functioning government, yes. They also have sectarian violence that is at unacceptable levels for the U.S. to just leave, no?

It's not an option of simply delaying an inevitable political crisis. It's not even a political crisis, IMO. It's keeping the violence under control so a newly formed government can learn to function.

I'm not saying that there's any perfect solution, but simply "standing down" won't work until they're ready to "stand up."

I think they're far from ready to "stand up."


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