In stark contrast to what McCain had said on the campaign trail he agrees with President Obama on Iraq troop withdrawal. Sen. McCain now says he supports President Obama's plans to remove U.S. combat troops from Iraq over 19 months.
Sen. McCain said over and over that his opponent just didn't understand military tactics and that his opponent, whom is now the President was naive on national security. He criticized almost daily Obama's pledge to pull U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months.
Today Sen. McCain told Reuters "Overall it is a reasonable plan and one that can work and I support it,". McCain said: "Let me just remind you again, this is dramatically different, this is significantly different, this plan compared to his campaign pledge."
President Obama released his plan today while visiting the U. S. Marine base at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. In the Presidents plan the United States will leave up to 50,000 troops in Iraq after the combat force pullout is complete. Those forces will train Iraqi forces in counter terrorism operations.
I am left to wonder however, how is this plan different than the one President Obama spoke of while on the campaign trail?
He stated all along that he would be pulling out combat troops and leaving residual forces behind. Even Joe the Vice President made reference to that same fact several times.
Whats the difference Sen. McCain? I am sure there are more of us that want to know.
Hey T. M. X. - I want to nominate the quote from Sen. McCain for the Weekly WTF?!