Iraqi bloggers gave US presidential hopeful Senator John McCain a lukewarm reception, during his recent visit to Iraq. One describes the visit as illegal, the other says Baathists would welcome seeing a Republican president continuing in the Oval Office and the third is adamant that Americans will elect McCain – no matter what the world thinks.
Hammorabi makes it clear that Senator McCain is not welcome in his country and describes his visit as “illegal” and “a failure.” He notes:
JM surprised and undercover visit to Iraq meeting with his occupying mercenaries is illegal and against the sovereignty of the country. However this man behaves just like his master GWB as an occupying imperialistic force leader.
At least for the Iraqis, this man is not welcomed and we feel uncomfortable of his existence on our land especially visiting his mercenaries in our country without permission from the puppet government in Baghdad.
It is now 5 years since the barbaric invasion which was described as new crusades by the war criminal GWB and Iraq went from worse to worst and still declining down the hill in all aspects of life. It is foolish now to believe that the war was to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein because it imposed thousands of Saddam Hussein that behave like wild dogs. Not to mention corruptions on extremely wide scale.
The blogger further adds:
JM visit to Iraq is another failure and when he said that he is fearing from more attacks in the autumn because of the US election he means he fears not about the Iraqi lives neither about his soldiers lives but because of him may lose the election!
Al Tarrar says Baathists are all for McCain and a Republican President in the US. He explains:
In a-never-cease-to-surprise me the Baathists are the first to champion a republican continuity in power for the USA when Bushâ€™s time is up. And itâ€™s all for a good cause, so they say.
A hard-core, never-let-go Baathist, who is currently in Amman but resides in Europe, has made it wonderfully clear that the Baathists would like to see the republicans in power for another 70 years because â€˜they (republicans) learned the lessonâ€™. Iyad, who is a part-time businessman, was talking about his ideas and those of his â€˜comrades who are already in power!â€™ about the relevance of maintaining Bushâ€™s men around for as long as it takes due to a set of common goals!!
â€œThey know who we are and our strength; we sat with them a few times and today I think they see Iraqâ€™s future through our vision yet similarly we understand their systemâ€ Iyad adds â€œI believe their army officials have finally started to listenâ€ and he thinks that the Americans in Iraq have been on the right track since the beginning of last year.
For them, Al Tarrar argues, a Democrat would be disastrous on Iraq. He writes:
The die-hard Baathist, however, is worried that if the democrats were elected then they would not know their way around Iraq, and a hasty withdrawal of American forces will result in Iran getting a total control of Iraq â€œif the Americans go donâ€™t be surprised when you see Iranian airplanes bombing both Sunnis & Shiites areas alikeâ€ Iyad is quite adamant that the Baathists will soon be back more resolute than ever and he says â€œthe Americans are protecting our country from the Iranians just as President Saddam Hussein did, god bless his soul.â€
And Layla Anwar is adamant too that Americans will elect McCain to office come the November elections. She paints the following picture:
I'll bet you anything, that the Americans will vote for Mc Cain — another one, again…
A hopeless case.
Mind you, if they vote for Hillary or Obama, it will amount to the same thing…
Something about Americans, they love a show of muscles. Trust me, we will show you muscles…but not the way you are used to…We love to surprise you.
In the meantime, Mc Cain will use the Al – Qaeda excuse to win votes. And again, I'll bet you anything, that the alleged Al-Qaeda will be eager to oblige… A few days back, some military official said that Al-Qaeda is preparing for a big event. The closer the elections, the greater Al-Qaeda event will be…
HILLARY’S POOR JUDGMENT leaves Americans footing the bill…
THE WAR IN IRAQ IS HAVING SERIOUS NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON OUR ECONOMY and those who voted for the war (i.e. hillary) should be to
blame, in part, for the state of the US economy.
Look how the WAR IN IRAQ is affecting the US economy…
3,000,000,000â€¦ 3 billion dollars PER WEEK!!
That is the amount America is paying for the Iraq War PER WEEK, money that should have been used here, at home.
Add to this:
Interest. We are financing the war with borrowed money (e.g. treasuries) that carries interest; so in actuality, the war is costing the United States MORE THAN 3 billion dollars PER WEEK.
Higher oil and energy prices. Instability in Iraq is adding roughly 30 dollars per barrel as a premium.
High oil prices mean high utility bills. Due to high oil prices, demand shifts to other sources of energy – gas, coal, etc. – and greater demand will raise the equilibrium price of all sources of energy — Can you say high energy bills?
Higher oil prices (a raw material used in the production of many goods, fertilizers, gasoline, diesel, plastics, etc.) mean higher prices of goods and services — Can you say INFLATION?
Higher oil prices mean a higher trade deficit because most of our oil comes from foreign sources. A higher trade deficit means more money is leaving the country than is coming into the country — Can you say Goodbye to your hard-earned money!
Our dollar is weak and getting weaker. Since we have a trade deficit and is growing in large part to the rising cost of imported oil, the value of goods and services we import exceeds the value of goods we export. You know that foreign car you’re thinking of buying or the computer you’re using, or that trip abroad you’ve been thinking of taking….well, guess what? It is going to cost more, Ceteris Peribus, because the dollar is weak and getting weaker.
Lastly, how do you think the world views our country since the argument was made for war? The evidence was weak and circumstantial, yet we rushed into war with Iraq thanks to Hillaryâ€™s authorization.
Hillary voted FOR the WAR