The McCain quote: Obama is ‘directly responsible’ for Orlando attack
Logic is that if Pres doesn’t end occupation of Iraq, then ISIL \ ISIS doesn’t metastasize and gain prestige to the point that fanatic fans in the west pay tribute with violent attacks.
Discernment: I think this can be true as a matter of logic, and still fail / be a lie as a matter of rhetoric.
The lone-ish wolf tribute attacks in the west are basically an externality of a preceding policy choice right. Even if the etymology to that policy choice is very clear, I think “directly responsible” is not the right word to describe linkage to an externality…. If you get my drift. Externalities are correlated, not ‘linked’. I think.
Other thing is… leaving Iraq in 2011 or whatever may have been the wrong choice, but I have a hard time seeing it as a decision made in malfeasance. We were to leave sometime right, everyone understands that, it’s just a matter of timing. I dunno, just have some sense to really lay a blame for ‘externalities’ the malfeasance claim has to be greater than ‘wrong timing’.
Other other thing is…. one can say we wouldn’t have had Orlando if we hadn’t invaded Iraq in the first place eh. That’s true as a matter of logic in this butterfly effect of history thing we got going on.
Verdict: Fail, it’s a BS, gaseous claim by McCain.