McCain: We Won Iraq, Obama Lost It

    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks about the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, imprisoned by the Taliban in Pakistan since 2009, while on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY MILITARY) - RTR3S1X9

    Larry Downing/Reuters

    Surprising nobody, Sen. John McCain let it rip on Morning Joe on Friday, declaring that “I predicted” the chaos and violence erupting in Iraq. “We had it won,” McCain said. The U.S. “had the conflict won thanks to the surge… We had a stable government.” McCain also said he believed that “if we left the residual force behind, we would not be facing the crisis today.” Asked what the administration should do now, McCain admitted there are “no good options right now,” but that just air strikes is “not the answer either.” He did however argue that “everyone in the national-security team” should be fired because “they’ve been a total failure.” The senator warned viewers that the same violence will erupt in Afghanistan if a residual force is not left behind. 

    Read it at Morning Joe