Afghanistan

John McCain joins the antiwar camp?

It was surprising enough to hear this week that Republican C.W. Bill Young of Florida made a u-turn and called for an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan. But Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Republican foreign policy leader, former presidential candidate, and hawk extraordinaire takes the cake.

“I think all options ought to be considered, including whether we have to just withdraw early, rather than have a continued bloodletting that won’t succeed,” McCain said.

I’ll leave the commentary to Joey:

 

Update:

Sorry, Joey. Sen. McCain has “clarified” his statement:

“I have said that no option should be taken off the table in such a discussion, including a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops … however, I continue to believe that would be the worst possible course of action,” McCain said in Thursday’s statement.

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