The Corner

McCain, Romney on Iraq Vote Last Night

McCain:

ARLINGTON, VA – This morning, U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Barack Obama’s votes against emergency funding for our troops in harm’s way in Iraq and Afghanistan:

“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.”

Romney:

Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on yesterday’s Iraq war funding vote in Congress:

“At a time when the men and women of our military fighting terrorism around the globe needed them most, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama cast a vote that singularly defines their lack of leadership and serves as a glaring example of an unrealistic and inexperienced worldview on national security that is regrettably shared by too many of their fellow Capitol Hill Democrats.

“Voting against our troops during a time of war shows the American people that the leaders of the Democrat Party will abandon principle in favor of political positioning.

“Their votes render them undependable in the eyes of the men and women of the United States military and the American people.”