Senator John McCain let it rip on Morning Joe Friday, declaring that “I predicted” the chaos and violence erupting in Iraq. “We had it won,” McCain said. The U.S. “had the conflict won thanks to the surge … We had a stable government.”
McCain also believed that “if we left the residual force behind we would not be facing the crisis today.” Asked what the administration should do now, McCain admitted there are “no good options right now” but that just airstrikes is “not the answer either.”
He did however argue that “everyone in the national security team” should be fired because “they’ve been a total failure.” The senator warned viewers that the same violence will erupt in Afghanistan if a residual force is not left behind. Read more at Morning Joe.