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Gator asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

McCain now says we will "win" the war in Iraq in four-five years?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This is how he feals about the troops.

    McCain's voting record:

    September 2007: McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments.

    July 2007: McCain voted against a plan to drawdown troop levels in Iraq. At the time, an ABC poll found that 63% thought the invasion was not worth it

    March 2007: McCain was too busy to vote on a bill that would require the start of a drawdown in troop levels within 120 days

    February 2007: For such a strong supporter of the escalation, McCain didn’t even bother to show up and vote against a resolution condemning it.

    June 2006: McCain voted against a resolution that Bush start withdrawing troops but with no timeline to do so.

    May 2006: McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care facilities.

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    April 2006: McCain was one of only 13 Senators to vote against $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for Medical Services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.

    March 2006: McCain voted against increasing Veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.

    March 2004: McCain once again voted for abusive tax loopholes over veterans when he voted against creating a reserve fund to allow for an increase in Veterans' medical care by $1.8 billion by eliminating abusive tax loopholes. Jeez, McCain really loves those tax loopholes for corporations, since he voted for them over our veterans' needs.

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    October 2003: McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for United States forces in Iraq and to reduce the amount provided for reconstruction in Iraq by $322,000,000.

    April 2003: McCain urged other Senate members to table a vote (which never passed) to provide more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq related to a shortage of helmets, tents, bullet-proof inserts, and tactical vests.

    August 2001: McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650,000,000. To his credit, he also voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, which he now supports making permanent, despite the dire financial condition this country is in, and despite the fact that he indicated in 2001 that these tax cuts unfairly benefited the very wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

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    October 2003: McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for United States forces in Iraq and to reduce the amount provided for reconstruction in Iraq by $322,000,000.

    April 2003: McCain urged other Senate members to table a vote (which never passed) to provide more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq related to a shortage of helmets, tents, bullet-proof inserts, and tactical vests.

    August 2001: McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650,000,000. To his credit, he also voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, which he now supports making permanent, despite the dire financial condition this country is in, and despite the fact that he indicated in 2001 that these tax cuts unfairly benefited the very wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

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    October 2003: McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for United States forces in Iraq and to reduce the amount provided for reconstruction in Iraq by $322,000,000.

    April 2003: McCain urged other Senate members to table a vote (which never passed) to provide more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq related to a shortage of helmets, tents, bullet-proof inserts, and tactical vests.

    August 2001: McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650,000,000. To his credit, he also voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, which he now supports making permanent, despite the dire financial condition this country is in, and despite the fact that he indicated in 2001 that these tax cuts unfairly benefited the very wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

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  • 4 years ago

    What happened to Mission Accomplished? I thought it was already won. Iraq is not a winnable war. All the factions are against us and the people want us out. Nothing more is going to be accomplished there other than to kill more of our people and a lot more of their people. Iran is not a stronghold of terrorism. It will take a couple years to get the troops out. So win the war in 4 years and then start pulling out? that is 6 years. Then look at how Bush managed and more like 8 - two more terms of this. The keep the Republicans in there as they started it and should clean it up is not going to work this time. I voted for Bush the second term for that reason and it was a mistake. They are not going to clean it up. We need someone with a plant to get out - maybe they won't make their exact timeline - but work to get out and not an indefinite timeline of we will win it whenever and stay there forever.

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  • 1 decade ago

    We will never "win" the war. It's about cooperation of the people to the idea of a democracy and in some countries it is not possible for a democracy to exist. It would take long term action by the US to ensure a democracy in Iraq is stable and will last. I'm a Pacifist and against war but I believe we are at a tough crossroads.

    Oh yeah...OBAMA '08

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  • 1 decade ago

    His partner, said we won the war 6 years ago with "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" then after evaluateing his position said it "MIGHT" take 5 years. That too has come and gone. I have no reason to believe that this pandering is anymore reliable than their previous miscalculations. McCain already said he doesn't care if it takes 50 or 100 years, and after seeing what a negative stir that made tried to convince the public he meant something else. The Republican's credibility is 0. Believe it if you want to. I wont.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He is desperate; what do you expect? He is trying so hard to make people forget his earlier comments about staying in Iraq for 50-100yrs, and he also is hoping that people will forget that he admitted to not being strong on economy issues. The democratic party would never allow that to happen. They will play his words over, and over, and over; just as FOX will keep playing the Reverend Wright videos over and over, but by then, the Reverend Wright stuff will be lame and over with.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Of course we'll take Iraq. Auctually, we already have. We have to keep our soldiers over there for protection. I guess you Misses Senator McCain on Regis and Kelly. Very uplifting.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A guerilla war combined with a civil war cannot be won. That's nonsense.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sure he would. He would do the same thing Bush is doing pasting it on to the next president seeing how McCain said he was a one term President.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can't win a war against terrorism without taking out all of the terrorist leaders and factions in the Middle East and around the world. We will be in the Middle East probably for decades.

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  • 1 decade ago

    McCain says whatever just so that he can get some camera time. Its like he's saying " I'm running for president too you guys come on"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do you feel better off:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=TFDc4M_PMNk

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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=f6ul9iMgmOw

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    Flip flopper, anything to win, easy to trick the weak minded, easy to taunt the losers. McShame is the biggest loser.

    How dare he? Just think about this.

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