IRAQ HEARINGS: Sen. Obama Questions Gen. Petraeus
Republican John McCain on Monday sharply criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama for not having been to Iraq since 2006, and said they should visit the war zone together.
Wait, military buildup that is credited with just curbing violence? I thought that the Democrats said this was a civil war. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had said that"the [Iraq]war is lost" during a press conference discussing Congress' standoff with President Bush over emergency funding for the war. Reid added that "the war, at this stage, can only be won diplomatically, politically, and economically. Senator Reid and the Democrats where wrong. We won with military buildup.
"Look at what happened in the last two years since Senator Obama visited and declared the war lost," the GOP presidential nominee-in-waiting told The Associated Press in an interview, noting that the Illinois senator's last trip to Iraq came before the military buildup that is credited with curbing violence.
On Memorial Day, Obama chatted with N.M. veterans "As president of the United States,I will not let you down." he Promised. Senator Obama has never sat down, one-on-one, with General Petraeus.Even worse, he hasn't visited Iraq, and our brave troops on the ground, in over two years. And on April 8,when two-dozen Illinois veterans went to his office for a meeting, Senator Obama was unwilling to meet with them. He was in his office, just wouldn't come out. Why hasn't he met with General Petraeus? And why won't he visit Iraq? He doesn't have to go with Senator John McCain. He can go with Nancy Pelosi, she likes to make foreign trips. In fact she was there just last week doing what Obama should be doing.
Last, If you want to know how Barack Obama will lead our troops and speak to our generals just watch the video. In stead of asking questions to find out what is going on in Iraq, he lectures Gen. Petraeus. When he does ask a question it's the same question someone just asked. Sleeping or not there?
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
John McCain, He and Obama Should Meet Gen. Petraeus in Iraq.
ABC News: McCain Says He'll Go to Iraq With Obama