John McCain is free to criticize anyone he wants, including Colin Powell, for endorsing President Obama, but this is just nonsensical and bitter.
“Colin Powell, interestingly enough, said that Obama got us out of Iraq,” McCain told the National Review. “But it was Colin Powell, with his testimony before the U.N. Security Council, that got us into Iraq.”
McCain lit into Powell on Thursday over his backing for Obama.
“General Powell, you disappoint us and you have harmed your legacy even further by defending what is clearly the most feckless foreign policy in my lifetime,” McCain said on Brian Kilmeade’s radio program.
That’s right. According to John McCrankypants, it was Colin Powell who got us into Iraq, not the bogus intelligence fed to him that Bush and Cheney all but demanded from the intelligence community.
Of course Powell was just a spokesperson for the administration. The decision to go into Iraq was ultimately left to congressmen, like John McCain, who voted to do so.
McCain also heavily criticized President Obama for supporting a timetable for withdrawal during the 2008 election and said that we should stay in Iraq for 100 years if necessary. John McCain is Mister Iraq.
I think it’s long past time for John McThuselah to ride off into the sunset.
By the way, McCain will make an “exclusive” appearance this weekend to talk about Libya.