John McCain: “This Is Mission Accomplished”

May 1, 2008

Eddie Vale 202-609-7692


New video highlights McCain’s out-of-touch Iraq policies


Washington, D.C. - On the fifth anniversary of President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech, Progressive Media USA released a new video which highlights Senator John McCain’s out-of-touch Iraq policies.  Over the past five years, McCain, like President Bush, has given the American people a rosy and out-of-touch assessment about what is happening on the ground in Iraq.

In 2002, McCain said that “success will be fairly easy” and in 2003, he said “that we will be welcomed as liberators.”   Yet, since the war in Iraq began more than 4,000 troops have died and nearly 30,000 have been wounded.  The war in Iraq has strained our military to the breaking point, ruined our reputation around the world and will cost our economy $3 trillion.

McCain, who has been Bush’s strongest supporter of the war in Iraq, has denied his role as cheerleader, saying last December: “I’m saddened by the way we misled the American people, but I certainly wasn’t part of it.” 

Five years after President Bush declared that “major combat operations in Iraq have ended,” McCain continues to support President Bush’s failed strategy in Iraq. 

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