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Quote of the Day

Filed By Ed Team | April 02, 2007 11:14 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Baghdad, Iraq, John McCain, straight talk express

They're not getting the full picture of the drop in murders, the establishment of security posts throughout the city, the situation in Anbar province, the deployment of additional Iraqi brigades who are performing well. [...] I just came from one [an area of Baghdad where one can walk around freely].
--Presidential hopeful and raving maverick John McCain, after strolling through a market while guarded by more than a hundred American soldiers, three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships


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Did you hear that a half hour after he left, the whole area was bombarded with mortar shells? Sounds like an easy trip to the market...

Jeff Newman | April 2, 2007 2:39 PM

McCain is either 1. Clueless 2. A lying sack of sh_t or 3. All of the above.

I'll go with #3.

He was surrounded by 100 service members for his liesurely stroll through the market, while three Blackhawk helicopters and two Apache gunships buzzed overhead. And he was wearing a bullet-proof vest.

God help us if this man were ever to become President.

Any "pass" he earned as a POW is now officially gone. Stupid statements like this open up the far-right for someone else in the GOP.

Sad. I think he basically wanted to do good. But he stood solidly for this ridiculous war, in the face of all logic. And he has seemed a little waffley on other far-right core issues.

I don't think his heart was ever far-right, but he felt the need to pander to that segment of the Republican Party, to win the nomination.

More verification of the old addage: be yourself. He didn't. He's toast as a result.