John McCain: Colin Powell “Got Us Into Iraq”
Senator John McCain’s reaction to Colin Powell’s unsurprising endorsement of the President for re-election is, to say the least, extremely odd:
Fairfax, Va. — Senator John McCain blasted Colin Powell this morning in an interview with National Review Online.
Powell “got us into Iraq,” McCain said.
That fact, he asserted, lessens Powell’s purported appeal to undecided voters, especially those critical of the Iraq War.
“Colin Powell, interestingly enough, said that Obama got us out of Iraq,” McCain said, standing outside of an American Legion hall. “But it was Colin Powell, with his testimony before the U.N. Security Council, that got us into Iraq.”
Gee and here I thought it was the President at the time, George W. Bush, who Powell happened to work for at the time, who did that. Indeed, Powell was at the U.N. that day as the representative of the United States utilizing intelligence that had been provided by the CIA and other intelligence sources. McCain also seems to have forgotten that he supported the Iraq War and that his party’s nominee has criticized the President for not finding a way to get the Iraqis to agree to let us keep troops in country after December 31, 2011.
But you heard it from John McCain, folks. The Iraq War? That’s Colin Powell’s fault.