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McCain Calls for Obama's National Security Team to Resign Over Iraq

Fuming Republican senators blast the administration for abandoning Iraq as Sen. John McCain says Obama's national security team should resign.

By Kevin Baron, Defense One
June 12, 2014

Roaring onto the Senate floor as swaths of Iraq fall to insurgent control, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the entire Obama administration national security team, including Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, should resign for failing to keep Iraq secure.

"Could all this have been avoided? …The answer is absolutely yes," McCain said. "If I sound angry it's because I am angry."

McCain has remained Congress' biggest advocate for keeping U.S.military forces in Iraq to maintain the security gains of the Iraq War, and its loudest critic of the Obama administration for failing to convince Iraqi President Nouri al-Malik to permit U.S. troops to stay past 2011.

President Barack Obama said his White House national security team has been working "around the clock" on options for Iraq. "Iraq's going to need more help," he said Thursday in the Oval Office, "I don't rule out anything because we do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foot hold in either Iraq or Syria, for that matter."

The United States is considering "short term, immediate things that will need to be done militarily – and our national security team is looking at all the options," he said.

McCain said Obama should replace that team because they failed to protect Iraq and are making the same mistake in pulling out of an equally vulnerable Afghanistan. McCain said Obama should instead recall "those who succeeded in Iraq."


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Is J working for the communists?

Can a man who has been broken be trusted with foreign policy?

Free includes debt-free!

Just saw him do an interview on CNN

These are the same terrorists that he wants us to help overthrow the government in Syria.



In a moment of clarity

"Could all this have been avoided? …The answer is absolutely yes," McCain said in a moment of clarity, speaking on the decision to invade Iraq in the first place.

I Call For McCain's Resignation

For his open support of active terrorist groups in Syria.

Who didnt expect

civil war when we left? It was practically happening while we were there, you know insurgence, ieds, etc.

Ron Paul's foreign policy

Makes McCain look like the fool he is.

Ron Paul Was Right

If he wants a US presence

If he wants a US presence there, he should go travel there himself.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

And lead the charge saber drawn

Funny how our so-called leaders are willing to send men and women to die but don't believe in their ideas enough to go out and die with them.


If John McCain was a voluntaryist and had as much passion as he has for the idea of sending innocent Americans and wealth into Iraq then he should spend his private millions to go help out over there. He wouldn't need to go, he can hire an army with his corrupt money.