Back in March of 2007 on Bill Bennett's Morning in America radio show, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said that there were parts of Baghdad where he and the host could go for a walk. What?
The very next month yes Mccain took they stroll through a market in Iraq. Couldn't you just imagine it? Mccain skipping along, smelling the roses, doing a little shopping to bring home souvenirs for the family. Couldn't you just see it?
To show how safe it was Mccain took his stroll with a bulletproof vest, 100 American soldiers, three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships overhead. Just like the same walk he would take down any American neighborhood.
Push forward to recently in July when Sen. John McCain told "Good Morning America" that he was glad Obama was in Iraq and insisted the trip will give his Democratic rival an opportunity to see the success of the surge strategy.
"He'll be able to have the opportunity to see the success of the surge. It is a success. This is the same strategy that he voted against, railed against," McCain told ABC News' Diane Sawyer. "He should admit he was wrong about the surge," McCain later added.
Basically from the time Mccain made that statement in March till the one in July of this year 880 U.S soldiers have been killed with an average daily count of 30 a day for all soldiers in Iraq. Thirty people dying every single day, yeah very safe.
This month has not gotten any better since then either. Gunmen on Saturday abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead. A bomb concealed in a kiosk used to sell ice killed four security personnel and wounded nine people at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. Northeast of the capital, eight Kurdish soldiers died in a roadside bombing that reflected how ethnic tensions remain dangerously high. Over this weekend over forty Iraqi citizens have been killed.
How long will it take for this "surge" take before we see success? Fifty years? A hundred years? Mccain says who cares how long just as long as we win.
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