Ariz. Senator John McCain characterizes President Obama’s recent comments taking credit for restoring the U.S. as the most respected country in the world as “delusional.”
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“For the president of the United States to say that is absolutely delusional,” McCain told FBN’s Trish Regan Tuesday in an interview on her show The Intelligence Report.
“It almost makes me sad to see a president of the United States say that when the world is in incredible turmoil,” McCain said.
When asked, in hindsight, knowing what he knows now, whether it was a good idea to invade Iraq, McCain said “it certainly was, given the information that we had at the time.”
He added: “The question then has to be asked, after a great sacrifice of American blood and treasure, and the success of the surge, was it a correct decision to pull everybody out, which then squandered the losses and the sacrifice that had achieved success?"
“[America] had it won… and then the president decided to pull everybody out… we could’ve left a force behind, and anybody who tells you that we couldn’t have is not telling the truth,” he said.