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Senator McCain delusional on success in Iraq
Posted on March 28th, 2007 by jessehaff -

McCain appeared on CNN last night where he stood by his recent statement that “there are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you or I could walk through today, the U.S. is beginning to succeed in Iraq” and that General Patrias “goes out there almost every day in an unarmored Humvee.”

Correspondent Michael Ware, who is in Baghdad and has been for four years, responded:

“Well, I’d certainly like to bring Sen. McCain up to speed if he ever gives me the opportunity. And if I have any difficulty hearing you right now Wolf, that’s because of the helicopters circling overhead and the gun battle that is blazing away just a few blocks down the road … to suggest that there is any neighborhood in this city where an American can walk freely is beyond ludicrous. I’d love Senator McCain to tell me where that neighborhood is and he and I can go for a stroll. And to think that General Patrias travels this city in an umarmored Humvee … in the hour since Senator McCain has said this, I’ve spoken to some military sources and there was laughter down the line. The general travels in a Humvee, there are multiple Humvee’s around him, heavily armed, there’s attack helicopters, predator drones, sniper teams, all sorts of layers of protection. So no, Senator McCain is way off base on this one.”

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