facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Gramm credits McCain with winning in Iraq

July 10, 2008 at 11:12 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, says that without John McCain, the United States "would have lost the war on Iraq."

McCain, the probable GOP presidential nominee, made the difference by speaking out repeatedly against the way U.S. President George Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ran the war, Gramm told editors of The Washington Times at a breakfast meeting Thursday.

He said that by the time Bush adopted the surge in military forces that McCain advocated, it was no longer Bush's war, but had become "McCain's war."

Gramm criticized Bush's foreign policy handling and what he called needed vetoes on spending proposals.

"We've had eight years of ever-increasing growth in government and in levels of spending," which blurred the difference between the two parties, Gramm said.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan
2
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
3
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
4
GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide
5
Groveport man confesses to murder of pregnant girlfriend Groveport man confesses to murder of pregnant girlfriend
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback