Tuesday, March 30, 2010

No soldiers killed in Iraq in the last three months?

Any idea what John McCain is thinking here? Because this is shockingly wrong.

McCain falsely claims no American servicemembers have been killed or wounded in Iraq in the past three months.




At a town hall meeting on March 13 in Nashua, NH, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talked about the war in Iraq, celebrating the fact that “there has not been a single American service member killed or wounded in Iraq”:

There’s a lot of other issues that I, we’d like to [inaudible], but I’d just wanted to say again because our veterans are here, that I’m happy to tell you that elections in Iraq went okay. Look, democracy is a hard thing, but it was a contested election and there’s no other country in the Middle East besides Israel where there’s a contested election. And the most importantly than that, now for three months, there has not been a single American servicemember killed or wounded in Iraq.



He's wrong. Sadly, completely wrong.
As BarbinMD at DailyKos points out12 U.S. servicemembers had died in Iraq in 2010 as of March 13, and at least 93 had been wounded. Since that time, there have beenfour more deaths and six more people wounded.

I won't ask what we already know, which is how this sort of comment would be trumpeted across every rightwing blog and website if it had been made by President Obama. I'll just say that this is further evidence of McCain's march to Crazy Town, and I am glad that I did not vote to put him into the highest office in the land.