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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

McCain: 'Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign'

Joe Klein thinks that statement from John McCain sounds desperate but in reality it is brilliant because it is the absolute truth.

This is a clear choice that the American people have. I had the courage and the judgment to say I would rather lose a political campaign than lose a war. It seems to me that Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign.

Here it is on YouTube, good for McCain!!!

Klein also says: The reality is that neither Barack Obama nor Nouri al-Maliki nor most anybody else believes that the Iraq war can be "lost" at this point.


Perhaps we should ask Mr. "The war is lost" Reid? Or maybe get Pelosi to actually say the words "the surge worked", or Murtha, or Kerry and the list goes on.

The problem Klein is showing is he doesn't like hearing John McCain state the truth publicly.

This Washington Post editorial makes some good points as well.

Yet Mr. Obama's account of his strategic vision remains eccentric. He insists that Afghanistan is "the central front" for the United States, along with the border areas of Pakistan. But there are no known al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan, and any additional U.S. forces sent there would not be able to operate in the Pakistani territories where Osama bin Laden is headquartered. While the United States has an interest in preventing the resurgence of the Afghan Taliban, the country's strategic importance pales beside that of Iraq, which lies at the geopolitical center of the Middle East and contains some of the world's largest oil reserves. If Mr. Obama's antiwar stance has blinded him to those realities, that could prove far more debilitating to him as president than any particular timetable.

Obama does care more about the election than he does the country and John McCain would do well to remember that and use it as often as possible.

Althouse tears Klein a new one.

If Klein wants to get all outraged about something, he should get outraged retrospectively about how Obama and many Democrats were ready and even eager to embrace defeat. If Klein wants to worry about who is unsuited for the presidency, he ought to recognize that if Obama had been President two years ago, we would have suffered a humiliating defeat in Iraq that would have repercussions for decades.

Couldn't have said it better myself, but she rips him more, so please go check it out.

The left is having a hissy fit that John McCain dared speak the truth, so I hope he continues to pound home on that. America needs to know exactly how invested in defeat Barack Obama truly is.