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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Did McCain just call D-Day a failure?

John McCain issued a statement today:
“Every military operation has objectives. And while many of the objectives of the recent raid in Yemen were met, I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success. Going forward, I am confident that our military will act on lessons learned from this operation to strengthen our fight against our terrorist enemies.”
Let me repeat, John McCain said, "I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success."

Thus D-Day was a failure. Bunker Hill too. Gettysburg.

Praise his service as a sailor, but I really want my 2008 vote for president back


  1. I voted for Palin, not for McCain, so no regrets.

  2. IIRC Junior had a rep for obstinacy in the service.

    He should also know the job comes first and these are high-risk operations. Perhaps he's getting ready to switch to the Alzheimer's party.

    1. Yeah Ed, get this guy in a nursing home before he wrecks the car and sets his house on fire. Just feed him some applesauce now and then and we'll be good.

  3. I guess it's the ravages of age on him.

  4. I know only one III that has done well in life and that might be a fluke! Still, John III is symptomatic that III's are problematic at best! The first two Johns got all the right stuff, exceptions exist!

  5. Our votes for him are stains on our souls. The only people more culpable and gullible than us are the people from Arizona that keep sending him back.

  6. So, loss of anyone (pararescue, special ops forces, etc.) in attempts to locate or rescue/recover a downed aviator means the mission is a failure?

  7. To be fair, Bunker and Breed's Hills WAS a failure. The goal was to get these hills, fortify them, maybe place some artillery on them, and use them to basically lock the British up in Boston and endanger their fleet.

    It failed when the British detected this and launched an offensive with overwhelming forces and after a long, bloody fight conquered both hills and pushed the Patriots back down the Boston Neck.

    To be sure, the battle was hard fought, the British suffered highly disproportinate casualties to what they accomplished, and it was something of a messy embarassment for the British and a heroic defeat for America. But it was still a defeat, and it took most of a year before the new Continental Army could sneak up, jam their artillery and fortifications in Dorchester Heights, and accomplish what they had tried to do at Bunker Hill. But that's a bit pick, great article!

  8. My exact thoughts on the D day "failure." Mr. McCain was a brave pilot just to launch from a carrier and to fly missions into North Vietnam and was a hero as a POW. But he should not have run for re-election this cycle. This 72 year old thinks this 80 year old should have retired and let new blood into the Senate. He has moved too much Left as well, IMO.

  9. Surber wants his 2008 presidential vote back. Wow, Surber is saying he wants to vote for Obama for President instead. Awesome!