As Islamic militants seize more territory and advance farther into Iraq, here are three flashbacks to when President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden touted the “sovereign, stable and self-reliant” country the U.S. was leaving behind:

• 2010: Biden on CNN with Larry King: ”I think it’s going to be one of the great achievements of this administration.”

• 2011: Obama to troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina: “We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq.”

• 2012: During his re-election campaign, Obama regularly referred to decimating Al Qaeda’s leadership, killing Osama bin Laden, and bringing the Iraq War to an end.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a frequent critic of Obama’s Iraq policy and his decision to withdraw U.S. troops, took to the Senate floor Thursday as the chaotic situation became more clear.

“We need a new team that knows what America’s national security interests are, and are more interested in national security than they are in politics,” McCain said. “If I sound angry, it’s because I am angry.”

Update: Late Friday afternoon, Grabien Media posted this montage of “Obama Spikes The Iraq Football…Prematurely.”

H/T – Grabien Media

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