On the very same day that Fred Thompson declared victory for America in Iraq, a suicide bomber blew himself up at an Iraqi army checkpoint.
Why is it that the Republicans claim to have gained victory in Iraq? The Republicans said that the purpose of the Iraq War was to defeat terrorism. Well, there were no terrorists in Iraq when the USA invaded. Now, there are suicide bombings taking place all over Iraq.
How is that a victory over terrorism? It’s victory in the same sense, I guess, with which John McCain declared victory in Iraq back in 2003.
No kidding. On May 23, 2003, John McCain said of the war in Iraq: “We won a massive victory in a few weeks, and we did so with very limited loss of American and allied lives.”
How could someone who made such a tremendous miscalculation with the American military in Iraq be trusted with the power of Commander In Chief?