Thursday, March 01, 2007

John McCain Says U.S. Lives 'Wasted' in Iraq

Oh I'm not touching that one.

Republican presidential contender John McCain, a staunch backer of the Iraq war but critic of how President Bush has waged it, said U.S. lives had been "wasted" in the four-year-old conflict. Democrats demand the Arizona senator apologize for the comment as Sen. Barack Obama did when the Democratic White House hopeful recently made the same observation.

The war is unpopular but I like to think that a soldier dying in the line of his duty is never a life wasted. That being said, is it possible that lives are wasted during the course of a war? Yes, that is possible. It all depends on the outcome.

"Americans are very frustrated, and they have every right to be," McCain said Wednesday on CBS'"Late Show With David Letterman.""We've wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives."

This is really a tough topic. I really can't find a way to spin this to make it funny because it just isn't. I'd like to think that the soldiers, American and other nations as well, have the support of the country's they fight for. Unfortunately that hasn't happened since WWII. Our enemy in Iraq, in Afghanistan, have more support from their people than our soldiers have from us. It's sad. Politics are sad.

McCain, who repeated his assertion that U.S. troops must remain in Iraq rather than withdrawing early, made the "wasted" remark after confirming to Letterman what has been clear for at least a year or more — that he's in the running for the 2008 Republican nomination.

This comment is going to bite him on the ass. The media won't let this one go. Watch.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Leighanna said...

Keep up the good work.

November 10, 2008 6:40 AM  

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