The only people stupid enough to think we ever had this war "won" were the same ones who predicted we'd "absolutely" be greeted as liberators, who thought the war would be paid for by Iraqi oil, who thought the Sunnis and Shia would "get along," who declared the war would "be brief," and that of course Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Oh, wait, what was that Sen. McCain?
“The president wanted out and now we are paying a heavy price,” the Arizona Republican said
on MSNBC. "We had it won," McCain said
. The U.S. "had the conflict won thanks to the surge … We had a stable government."