I actually got this message in my inbox this morning from McCain’s campaign. I am on the mailing list, since I made a donation to his campaign in 2000.
This morning, U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement on Senator
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Barack Obama’s votes against emergency funding
for our troops in harm’s way in Iraq and Afghanistan:
“I was very disappointed to see Senator Obama and Senator Clinton embrace the policy
of surrender by voting against funds to support our brave men and women fighting in
Iraq and Afghanistan.
“This vote may win favor with MoveOn and liberal primary voters, but it’s the
equivalent of waving a white flag to al Qaeda.”
If we use such logic in the war decision making process, when would there ever be a justifiable move to end an ongoing war? You cannot have a “surrender is not an option” mentality, its completely illogical. You can’t have a “faith based” war strategy, with no contingency plan.
Secondly, what the hell does this have to do with Al Qaeda? We already surrendered to Al Queda when we pulled forces out Afghanistan, to go invade Iraq. Al Qaeda only makes up a fraction of the overall insurgency in Iraq. Al Qaeda is there, because United States troops are there. When the US leaves Iraq, Al Qaeda will certainly celebrate, along with the majority of the Muslim world, but its not some grand victory for Al Qaeda. The struggle against Al Qaeda is a global effort, Iraq is just one of a thousand battlefields.
At this point, I’m so fed up with McCain’s fall in to the crevasse of idiocy, that I’ve unsubscribed from his mailing list.