“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 administration’s narrative that Iraq’s political leadership objected to U.S. forces remaining in Iraq after 2011 is patently false,” said McCain and Graham, military hawks with an active interest in Middle East affairs. “We know firsthand that Iraq’s main political blocs were supportive and that the administration rejected sound military advice and squandered the opportunity to conclude a security agreement with Iraq.” http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/04/mccain-graham-blame-obama-for-al-qaeda-related-takeover-fallujah-call-situation/
Sound Military advice? Sound military advice?
For you, Mr. McCain and for you Mr. Graham, my advice would be to regain your long-term memory and also some thinking abilities and accept that you two are irresponsible chicken hawks.
And it would serve you well to remember that you supported this unlawful invasion in a country that posed no threat to America. And, the two of you, considering your frequent advice to President Obama, should have known that invasion and destruction of the Iraqi society would lead to sectarian violence.
And now, after this totally unnecessary and criminal war caused mayhem and destruction in Iraq, with thousands of Americans dead or injured and a ruined economy, you have the nerve to blame President Obama for ending the war, ending the disastrous campaign that could not be sustained anymore? Have you no shame?
Military advice? Military’s function and duty is to execute orders of the Commander In Chief, not to make policy. It is your job, your duty, to conduct sound policy here and abroad. And both of you have failed!
And it would be a sound policy for the two of you to shut up and go away…for the greater good of our country.