“Senile” and “senator” have much in common as words; they share the same Latin root, and both words are used to accurately describe John McCain (R-AZ), whose memory seems to be degrading faster and faster with each passing year.
McCain has said much over the last few weeks in regards to President Obama’s response to the sudden militant surge in Iraq. In McCain’s mind, the lack of a strong American presence is to blame for the sudden insurgency, and on Thursday, demanded the resignation of President Obama’s national security team while rebuking Obama for calling the slow exit from Iraq a “victory.”
But McCain apparently has a short memory. The Senator’s current actions aren’t matching up with his past positions on the issue, according to the Huffington Post. In a 2010 tweet, McCain stated that, “Last American combat troops leave Iraq. I think President George W. Bush deserves some credit for victory.”
Last American combat troops leave Iraq. I think President George W. Bush deserves some credit for victory.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 19, 2010
To Senator McCain, the definition of “victory” shifts depending on whether it’s an “R” or “D” that comes after the name.
HuffPost’s Ryan Grim preserved McCain’s 2010 “Victory” tweet for posterity.
As the situation worsens in Iraq, McCain joins the other Chickenhawks and Warhawks chastising Obama’s failure to jump feet first into the conflict. The GOP, in addition to hitting Obama for removing troops from Iraq, has been pressing for increased assistance to the Iraqi government, and while Obama has agreed that the US is going to provide some support, he has said that we won’t be putting American boots back on Mesopotamian soil this time around.
Photo: Ryan Grim via Twitter.
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