Politics

McCain: Senators ‘waving the white flag to al Qaeda.’

CREDIT:

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) last month, recounting a conversation with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ):

The day before we begin the debate on the Iraq bills, he pulled me aside on the Senate floor and said, Jim, we do not want the situation we had in the Vietnam War. We do not want one side impugning the patriotism of the other side.

McCain today:

I was very disappointed to see Senator Obama and Senator Clinton embrace the policy of surrender by voting against funds to support our brave men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This vote may win favor with MoveOn and liberal primary voters, but it’s the equivalent of waving a white flag to al Qaeda.

UPDATE: Greg Sargent has more.