In an interview on CNN McCain suggests that if Obama wins the election the evildoers are going to attack us or otherwise "test" the nation. He suggests that Obama has been wrong about American Enemies and about the Surge in Iraq.
McCain helped lead the US into war in Iraq. He should really not be talking about poor judgement. When that turned out to be less than successful, McCain supported sending thousands of additional soldiers into the war in a last-ditch effort to lessen the violence. He likes to say that this worked and that it proves his good judgement, but the surge was not responsible for the drop in violence in Iraq. Ethnic cleansing was. From Rueters:
Satellite images taken at night show heavily Sunni Arab neighborhoods of Baghdad began emptying before a U.S. troop surge in 2007, graphic evidence of ethnic cleansing that preceded a drop in violence
This on the day that supporters of al-Qaeda announced that they would prefer a McCain administration because it would be more likely to continue the "failing march of Bush." Not quite the kind of endorsement McCain was looking for. This latest interview and its grave predictions show a desperate man. Fear-mongering has worked for Bush in the past, and maybe McCain has decided to embrace their similarities.
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