From First Read:
McCain: Iraq war was for oil? Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008 2:07 PM by Domenico Montanaro
Filed Under: 2008, McCain
From NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner-Treworgy
At the conclusion of a town hall held this morning outside in Denver, McCain decided to toss in a plug for his upcoming energy policy rollout. But in the midst of decrying the dangers of Americans reliance on foreign oil, McCain seemed to suggest that this reliance caused the current struggle in Iraq.
"My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will -- that will then prevent us -- that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East,” McCain said.
Um....folks.....is this an admission from the Republican Nominee that this debacle, which has cost us 4,000 Precious Lives, Permanently maimed tens of thousands more, is fast approaching 1 TRILLION DOLLARS IN COSTS...
Was all about OIL?
Well, I agree, but it's something else to hear it from a Republican.