Those dots do not connect.
Following is a quote from the article in the Washington Post, (link above) dated June 16, 2016.
“McCain answered the question about the gun debate by citing Obama’s culpability for the attack through his foreign policy: “Barack Obama is directly responsible for it, because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al-Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures”.
Let me see I can help clarify and decode this for ya’ll. Please follow along. It will only take a minute.
The reporter’s question was about the current debate in Congress regarding allowing assault weapons to be purchased by individuals on the ‘No Fly List”. (Republicans are against any changes to any gun laws).
The 79 year old Honorable John McCain’s answer to the gun law question was that Obama was “directly responsible ” for the massacre in Orlando?
That is like answering the question “How was the weather during your visit to Denver?” by saying “We ordered pork chops and they were delicious!!”
So McCain thinks Obama is directly responsible for what happened in Orlando? Because Obama pulled US troops out of Iraq?
Huh? WTF? Wait just a minute. The agreement to remove US troops from Iraq was an agreement made by GW Bush, not Obama!
The U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement (official name: Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq) was a status of forces agreement (SOFA) between Iraq and the United States, signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. It established that U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, and all U.S. combat forces will be completely out of Iraq by December 31, 2011.
Next, The Honorable Mr. McCain says that when the US troops left Iraq, al-Qaeda went to Syria.
OK, so we left Iraq and so did al-Qaeda. So, is McCain a’sayin’ that if US troops had stayed in Iraq, al-Qaeda would have also stayed in Iraq and we would not have ISIS?
What does US troops staying in Iraq or leaving Iraq have to do with al-Qaeda going to Syria, and morphing into ISIS, I ask?
That makes as much sense as saying, “If we pull all the policemen out of New York city, crime will go up in Philadelphia”.
The moral to the story? Listen closely to what politicians say and then use your brain.
They seldom do the latter.
Maybe Trump should pick Palin for his VP like McCain did.
I betch’a she could explain everything clearly.