Senator John Thune Skewers Far Left Hee-Haw McCaskill
Ugh… Claire McCaskill (D-MO) won her senate seat in 2006 by bashing Bush for “killing black people on rooftops” and pushing for surrender in Iraq. It made sense then that she would hook up with Senator Barack Obama, the most liberal US senator, and campaign for him this past year.
Today, Claire McCaskill proved that she is nothing more than a walking-talking Far Left nut.
McCaskill tried to pass out her loony Far Left talking points in a grown up discussion on FOX News Sunday… It was embarrassing. You almost felt sorry for her if she wasn’t such a Far Left war loser who voted against the Bush Surge.
Senator John Thune (R-SD) was brilliant.
Every time McCaskill shot off her Far Left talking points, Thune meticulously batted them down with the facts on the ground.
Here’s the video from FOX News:
Sadly, McCaskill, like Obama, still cannot admit that the surge was a great success despite the overwhelming amount of facts that are mounting against these antiwar libs.
It’s getting harder and harder for the Democrats to deny the facts on the ground.
Attacks are down to record low levels since the start of the war. (Brookings)
The transcript was taken from FOX News:
WALLACE: But, Senator McCaskill, let’s look at what Obama said on January 10th, 2007, and we’re going to put it up. That’s the night that President Bush announced the surge.
“I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse.” Clearly, the surge didn’t hurt. It helped.
MCCASKILL: Well, we — first of all, there are some things about the surge that did help, but there were other considerations, Chris, as John McCain freely admits.
The fact that the Sunni “awakening” occurred up in Anbar — that happened before the surge, and that was a key ingredient to the additional security that we see in Iraq.
WALLACE: Let me just ask a simple question. Did the surge help?
MCCASKILL: I think the surge helped, but it wasn’t a silver bullet, because you know what? We’ve got more troops in now than we had before the surge. We’re still borrowing $2 billion a week from China. We still do not have the troops we need in Afghanistan.
We still have domestic needs that are going unmet because of this myopic view and the fact that we’re pinned down in Iraq. And Barack Obama is going to get us out of there. John McCain will not.
WALLACE: Senator Thune?
THUNE: Well, I think that what you have to make here, Chris — there is a critical distinction between ending a war and winning a war. And Senator Obama has been intent on ending a war no matter what the consequences.
Senator McCain has said consistently that we need to win this war, which is why he advocated the surge, which was an unpopular position in this town at the time, and we’ve seen now incredible gains, incredible results, all of which could be reversed if we don’t do this right.
But I think if you look at the recent stories that have been out, it’s been a remarkable success. Civilian casualties are down 80 percent. Senator Obama still refuses to acknowledge the basic fact of the success and result and progress and gains that have been made as a result of the surge.
WALLACE: On the other hand, Senator Thune, let’s pick up on what Senator McCaskill pointed out. All sides do seem to be moving in the direction of Obama’s timetable of getting combat troops out by 2010.
Prime Minister Maliki endorsed that idea this week. President Bush is talking about time horizons, when he refused to talk about dates, and let’s take a look at what John McCain had to say about this question just on Friday. Here it is.
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MCCAIN: I think it’s a pretty good timetable as we should — or horizons for withdrawal. But they have to be based on conditions on the ground.
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WALLACE: Senator Thune, going — isn’t — going forward, isn’t there a consensus forming around the Obama timetable of 2010?
THUNE: I think what there’s a consensus forming around, at least with Senator McCain, with General Petraeus, with a lot of the Iraqi leadership, is that it needs to be conditioned-based.
We wouldn’t be having this discussion today were it not for the fact that John McCain, against a lot of popular and public opinion in this town, took the position that we needed to get additional troops on the ground and advocated for the surge.