John McCain admitted the one thing about Trump no one ever thought they would hear
John McCain is in score settling mode.
The Arizona Senator released a new book where he takes on Donald Trump.
But McCain ended up admitting one thing that no one expected.
During the campaign, Donald Trump routinely railed against the Iraq War as a mistake.
Trump’s America First foreign policy helped propel him to victory.
But it also set him up for conflict with John McCain, the leading cheerleader for endless foreign interventions in Congress.
In his book, however, McCain was forced to admit Trump was right.
McCain finally conceded that the Iraq War – which was sold on faulty intelligence provided by the Deep State – was a mistake.
The Daily Caller reports:
“GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona admitted Friday that the Iraq War was a mistake.
“The principal reason for invading Iraq, that Saddam had WMD, was wrong,” McCain wrote in his new book. “The war, with its cost in lives and treasure and security, can’t be judged as anything other than a mistake, a very serious one, and I have to accept my share of the blame for it.”
McCain was one of the biggest supporters of the initial surge into Iraq in 2003 and was actually one of the first Republicans to get behind it. The Arizona senator has previously stated that his support for the Iraq War rested with his experience during Vietnam, where he was captured as a prisoner of war. McCain believes America could have won.”
No one thought McCain would ever renounce the Iraq War.
By doing so he admitted something that Donald Trump – and millions of other Americans – had already known to be correct – the Iraq War was a mistake.