Wednesday, July 09, 2008

"Get Out!" He Explained

What do our Iraqi allies think about John McCain's hundred years of occupation?
Mowaffak al-Rubaie, the national security adviser, said
the government would reject
any security agreement that did not
include a schedule for the departure of foreign troops.

“We will not accept a memorandum of understanding without having
timeline horizons for the cessation of combat operations as well as the
departure of all the combat brigades,”

Does that sound familiar? It should. In 2005 we had this report.
Iraqi leaders reached a tentative agreement Monday to demand a timetable for
the withdrawal of foreign troops from their war-torn country during talks ahead
of a reconciliation conference to be held next year.

The Iraqis want us out of their country. Two thirds of Americans want us out of Iraq. Why does McCain have such a hard time with the concept?

Maybe he's too busy coming up with inventive ways to aggravate the situation in the Middle East.
Presidential candidate John McCain, who once sang in jest about bombing
Iran, on Tuesday reacted to a report of rising U.S. cigarette exports to the
country by saying it may be "a way of killing 'em."

McCain, known for acerbic comments and for sometimes firing verbally
from the hip, was responding to a report that U.S. exports to Iran rose tenfold
during President George W. Bush's term in office despite hostility between the
two states.

A rise in cigarette sales was a big part of that, according to an
Associated Press analysis of seven years of U.S. trade figures.

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