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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

McCain's credibility takes another hit

Man, this is pathetic. Not even right-wing bloggers pretend that Iraq is going really well these days, but John InSane is banking on it:

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told CNN that that President Bush’s escalation in Iraq is going so well, “General Petraeus goes out there almost every day in an unarmed humvee.” On Monday, he told radio host Bill Bennett that there “are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today.”

This morning, during an interview with McCain, CNN’s John Roberts rebutted McCain’s assertions, stating, “I checked with General Petraeus’s people overnight and they said he never goes out in anything less than an up-armored humvee.” He added that a new report by retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey “said no Iraqi government official, coalition soldier, diplomat reporter could walk the streets of Baghdad without heavily armed protection.”

Faced with overwhelming evidence that he was wrong, McCain denied he’d ever said it: “Well, I’m not saying they could go without protection. The President goes around America with protection. So, certainly I didn’t say that.”

It's amazing, really. Read a little further and you'll see just how much like Fearless Leader he sounds. It's all there-- progress, accusations of media bias, etc. On the other hand, this could be an effective way to boost his standing with 'my party right or wrong' (or, more accurately, 'my party right.') wingers. Kissing evangelical ass clearly wasn't working. Video at the link.