Skip to comments.McCain clashes with Voinovich [McCain in "serious fight," "brawl" with Voinovich over Iraq]
Posted on 07/10/2007 6:10:14 PM PDT by bnelson44
Fresh off a trip to Iraq, a visibly tired McCain lit into the "liberal left" for advocating retreat in Iraq and then went behind closed doors to brawl with a fellow GOP senator over the war.
In what one senator called "the most serious fight that I have seen in my time in the Senate," McCain clashed with Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) over the Arizona senator's assertion that the most dangerous threat facing U.S. troops in Iraq was Al Qaeda members.
Voinovich, who recently urged President Bush to change his war policy now, shot back that Al Qaeda "wouldn't be in Iraq" if American forces weren't there, according to people who witnessed the exchange.
"I've seen this movie before from the liberal left in America, who share no responsibility for what happened in Cambodia when we said no while that mission was still in its early stages," McCain said of the secret U.S. invasion of Cambodia in 1970. Congress later blocked President Richard Nixon from further conducting military actions against Cambodia.
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Fresh off a trip to Iraq, a visibly tired McCain lit into the liberal left for advocating retreat in Iraq and then went behind closed doors to brawl with a fellow GOP senator over the war.
In what one senator called the most serious fight that I have seen in my time in the Senate, McCain clashed with Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) over the Arizona senators assertion that the most dangerous threat facing U.S. troops in Iraq was Al Qaeda members.
Voinovich, who recently urged President Bush to change his war policy now, shot back that Al Qaeda wouldnt be in Iraq if American forces werent there, according to people who witnessed the exchange.
‘shot back that Al Qaeda “wouldn’t be in Iraq” if American forces weren’t there, according to people who witnessed the exchange.’
He’s right, they’d be here.
give credit where credit is due...he might be wrong on immigration, but he’s 100% right on Iraq. Despite disagreements with McCain, we should be supportive of his strong stance on Iraq. He should do more of this, and in the public eye. He’s ten times the military man Murtha is, perhaps the media will give his pov some attention.
Al Qaeda wouldnt be in Iraq if American forces werent there. . .
He might be right! They might have been in New Jersey, and New York, and Delaware, and . . .
And Hitler never would have taken over Europe if not for the Treaty of Versailles, so we should have given up due to that stupid mistake. Voinovich should change parties and run with Cindy Sheehan.
If you agree with McCain, you might let him know.
I was just going to quote him and comment the same. Voinovich is an idiot.
If there is to be a change in strategy, then I say "let the dogs (military) loose" and kill the bastards.
They're already there!
good for mccain
voinovich is a spineless weeney
I hope he doesn’t get Voinovich crying again....
Voinovich is such a dumb $hit cry baby - one wonders how the fool ever fooled the voters in his state...
We must (our base must) defend our warriors down range flanks from the DEMs/MSM.
We need to keep up the intensity. We need to let all GOP Congress members understand...We will not allow them to cut and run on our warriors. We will not fail.
To not give the troops at least until September to show results of “the surge” would be an outrage. The dammed dems were gleefully declaring defeat nearly a month ago. Where in the hell are the people in DC who are supposed to be defending the mission of the troops?!?!
It’s as if all of the people who should be advocating the right thing are asleep at the wheel, and the dems, along with the media are controlling 100% of the message and the agenda. Even the White House, as usual, seem to be caught back on their heals right now.
NO KIDDING JACKASS, they'd be in Omaha, where AMERICAN CIVILIANS ARE!
Is it not better to attract them to where those best equipped to confront them are?
McCain is right on here. The radical left has never accepted responsibility for their role in allowing that slaughter.
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