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McCain Predicts To Win Iraq War In 2013

Posted in News by guittard on May 17, 2008

McCain’s recent talk about the Iraq War time schedule seemed a bit comical. I am really not sure what is going on in his head. He said the following in Columbus, Ohio to reporters:

“It’s not a timetable; it’s victory. It’s victory, which I have always predicted. I didn’t know when we were going to win World War II; I just knew we were going to win.” (McCain’s Predictions)

World War II? McCain was born in 1936. He would have been three years old when the war started and nine years old in 1945 when it ended. Why is he talking about that? This is strange.

Let’s do some math with his 2013 target date. “There have been 4,390 coalition deaths — 4,078 Americans, two Australians, 176 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, one Czech, seven Danes, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Fijian, four Georgians, one Hungarian, 33 Italians, one Kazakh, one Korean, three Latvian, 22 Poles, three Romanians, five Salvadoran, four Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians — in the war in Iraq as of May 16, 2008, according to a CNN count.” (CNN Casualty Source)

4390 divided by 5 (years since 2003) = 878 casualties per year.

878
x 10 (Years)
8780

Casualties for 2013.

The tide may be turning in the war, especially with the elections coming up. Career soldier, Matthis Chiroux, is refusing to report for his June 15 duty date for Iraq. U.S. Soldier Refuses To Serve In ‘Illegal Iraq War’

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  1. St Michael Traveler said, on May 17, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Please let us go home. We are needed at our own neighborhood.

    We have a lot of work to do at home. What are we doing in Iraq, 7000 miles away from home?

    We have killed a lot of people in the Middle East and paid a price for our invasion of the land. The price is being paid by people in our great Armed Forces and our children who have to pay for the cost of our adventurisms.

    Don’t believe it for a minute that we are in the Middle East to give them democracy. Let us do that in our own backyard, our own hemisphere. Please travel to Mexico, our nearest neighbor. Let us spend some of our money and expertise to better the life for these people. Really if we want to do something right, spend the money and manpower in Africa among the neediest people in the world. Feed them and educate them.

    We can’t even fool ourselves anymore. Middle East will do best without us; they have done it for over 4000 years.

    Please let us go home.


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