McCain, \” Not That Too Important\”

Security guards remove a Code Pink banner as US Republican presidential candidate Arizona Senator John McCain speaks during the 2008 National Small Business Summit at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC.(AFP/Tim Sloan)

John McCain was asked this morning if he had an estimate when U.S. Troops could begin withdrawing from Iraq in which McCain responded, \”No, but that\’s not too important,\” . If bringing U.S. troops home is not important then what is? What is Victory? Isn\’t the violence down? Doesn\’t Iraq have a government? What is the goal? It seems when you press Bush and McCain on what is mission accomplished you get the run around. Six months ago it was \”The Surge\” and the stabilization of the Iraqi government and training Iraqi defense forces. Now that the violence has quelled and Iraqis have demonstrated they can govern and protect itself for example the conflict in Basra in which Baghdad took control of its oil resources and the city. Now it\’s well we need to stay around because casualties are low. For What? To continue to put military pressure on Iran?Permanent bases?

McCain, \” Not That Too Important\”

It looks more and more the McCain/Bush doctrine in Iraq is to have a military presence or bases in Iraq indefinitely. I don\’t think Bush and McCain have been honest about there true intentions.

Next time you see Sen. John McCain and you think Iraq just remember \” It\’s Not That Important\”…


\”Change that Works for You\” Economic Tour…

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., listens to Marvin Weatherspoon talk about his credit problems, Wednesday, June 11, 2008, during a roundtable discussion on predatory lending at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Barack Obama Continued his Economic Tour today and pointed out we need to crack down on lending practices he describes as abusive. He would bar credit card companies from raising interest rates without the borrower\’s approval and from applying higher rates retroactively; establish a federal credit card rating system; and bar interest charges on items such as late fees.

Obama said, “John McCain has been part of the problem. When he had the chance to help families avoid falling into debt, John McCain sided with the credit card companies.”

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., left, listens during a roundtable discussion about predatory lending with Ola Horton, center, from Chicago, and Elizabeth Warren, right, the Leo Gottlieb professor of law at Harvard Law School, at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago Wednesday, June 11, 2008.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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