In 2011, when it was politically expedient for him, President Obama bragged about getting all the troops out of Iraq.
“As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end — for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world. After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011.
As Commander-in-Chief, ensuring the success of this strategy has been one of my highest national security priorities. Last year, I announced the end to our combat mission in Iraq. And to date, we’ve removed more than 100,000 troops. Iraqis have taken full responsibility for their country’s security.”
“We offered a modest residual force to help continue to train and advise Iraqi security forces. We had a core requirement which we require in any situation where we have U.S. troops overseas, and that is that they are provided immunity,” he explained. “The Iraqi government and prime minister Maliki declined to provide us that immunity.”
So we would have left troops in that country, but Maliki said no.
Well, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) says otherwise.
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) insisted Wednesday that his opponents who say Iraq did not want U.S. troops to remain after 2011 are lying.
McCain told PBS, “Our opponents and those who want to justify this colossal failure that has caused the greatest threat to United States national security since the end of the Cold War, they’re trying to justify it by saying that Maliki didn’t want American troops there.”
He’s never responsible.
He’s never wrong,
He never makes a bad decision.
It is ALWAYS someone else’s fault.
We have elected into the highest office in the land, a lying, self-serving, oily, Chicago thug politician who will throw any and everyone under the bus in the service of his own agenda.