Senators John McCain (RINO-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) are publicly chastising Barack Obama over Al-Qaeda’s takeover of Fallujah in Iraq. This is quite curious considering both McCain and Graham supported al-Qaeda in Libya and Syria, not to mention their work as Obama emissaries to Egypt in August to negotiate for the release of leaders from al-Qaeda’s parent organization – the Muslim Brotherhood (McCain appears to be the worse of the two).
Via Fox News:
Republican senators on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for Al Qaeda affiliates over-running parts of Iraq, including the city of Fallujah, which the United States secured before President Obama removed all U.S. forces from that country in 2011.
Sen. John McCain, Arizona, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, called the recent turn of events “as tragic as they were predictable” and suggested Obama misled Americans into believing that Iraqi leaders wanted U.S. forces out of their country.
“While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame,” the senators said in a joint statement. “When President Obama withdrew all U.S. forces … over the objections of our military leaders and commanders on the ground, many of us predicted that the vacuum would be filled by America’s enemies and would emerge as a threat to U.S. national security interests. Sadly, that reality is now clearer than ever.”
In light of all the support these Senators have given to al-Qaeda rebels in the Middle East, this smacks of either feigned outrage to appeal to the hawkish right OR schizophrenia.