A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

John McCain Fails to See the Contradiction 

McCain, once purported to be a straight-talker, has repeatedly revealed himself as an extreme partisan who supports and votes for other republican no matter FUBAR their policies are. What little respect I had left for McCain was erased today by his appearance on Meet the Press.

When questioned by David Gregory about his continued support for the Iraq war, and most notably of the Bush administration, McCain weasels with the best of them.

One thing struck me as crying out for a follow-up question for McCain. Alas, it was not to be. The following exchange took place after the litany of Iraq mistakes was laid bare.

MR. GREGORY: Why, why would you still support a group that you think has, has been so flawed?

SEN. McCAIN: Because serious mistakes have been made in every war. General MacArthur, our greatest general, told Harry Truman, “Don’t worry, those Chinese won’t come across the Yalu.” There are mistakes are made in war, that’s why we try to avoid them. And this is an elected president. I think he’s led our nation very capably.

My follow-up question would have been along the lines of, "So, do you think the adminstration did everything possible to avoid this war?"

Note: If McCain views the Bush adminstration leadership record as one of "very capably," he needs to adjust his medication.

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