John McCain, one of the architect of the failed Iraq war that forced America more than a trillion dollars deeper in debt and caused the lives of thousands of American troops, today blamed Obama for the most recent mass shooting in Orlando. According to McCain’s twisted thinking, ISIS would not be around today if Obama had allowed the Iraq war, the longest war in America’s history, to continue indefinitely.
While answering a question from a reporter about the usual gun-control debate that sprouts up after every mass shooting, McCain inexplicably found a way to blame Obama for Orlando!
“Barack Obama is directly responsible for it,” McCain said. “Because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al-Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures.”
When pressed by a reporter on the claim that Obama was “directly” responsible, McCain reiterated his point — that Obama should not have withdrawn combat troops from Iraq: “He pulled everybody out of Iraq, and I predicted at the time that ISIS would go unchecked, and there would be attacks on the United States of America,” he said. “It’s a matter of record, so he is directly responsible.”
Noticed the masterful way McCain avoided any acknowledgement to the actual war in Iraq, a war he co-sponsored and a war that had absolutely nothing to do with the September 11th attacks on America. You would think if anyone is to be blamed for ISIS or by extension, the Orlando shooting, it would be the people who decided to invade Iraq and remove its leader, actions that threw Iraq into chaos and created the vacuum ISIS and other terrorist groups have thrived on. But McCain apparently bears no responsibility, according to him it’s all Obama’s fault.
One should note that Obama voted against the war in Iraq. If McCain and others had followed Obama’s lead, there would have been no Iraq war, no vacuum for ISIS to fill and by extension, no reason for a crazed maniac to open fire in Orlando killing 49 people while pledging his allegiance to ISIS.0