Sunday, April 08, 2007

On Easter Sunday, Sen. McCain tries to resurrect his Presidential campaign with an op-ed in the Washington Post regarding Iraq. In the article, he unleashes this beauty.

"Markets in Baghdad have faced devastating terrorist attacks. A car bombing at Shorja in February, for example, killed 137 people. Today the market still faces occasional sniper attacks, but it is safer than it used to be." (emphasis mine)

I mean, what's a little sniper fire between hagglers, right? Is he for real? Has he been seriously damaged, or what?

McCain may be right to say that the surge has calmed the violence in Baghdad, but elsewhere, the violence appears to be, well, surging.

"Yet, outside the capital, sectarian violence is unabated, 19 tortured bodies found in Diyala Province Monday morning. And, in the border town of Tal Afar, praised by President Bush as a model of U.S. success, reclaimed from al Qaeda, Iraqi officials say suicide bombings one day last week slaughtered 152 mainly Shia Muslims, prompting some officers in the Shia-dominated police to execute up to 70 Sunni Muslims later that night.
It's this violence Senator McCain hopes more U.S. soldiers can stop, even though more Iraqis died in March than in February. Just last week, the senator claimed reinforcements had already made parts of Baghdad so safe, an American could now walk them, something even an Iraqi journalist had to question."


It appears that the insurgents are playing a version of the game "Whack-a-mole." As we drop the hammer in one place, they disappear and pop up in another. And McCain must know this, so either he's trying to shift attention to the America media, or he's just disingenuous. Either way, he's eaten up all the remaining goodwill he built up with the press in 2000, and he seems to be sliding further in the Presidential race.

8 Comments:

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Implosion imminent.

 
At 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it possible that McCain has become even more delusional and bubble-bound than Bush and Cheney combined? The GOP is already in shambles, and McCain is making the party of morons look even moronic on a weekly basis.

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger Larry said...

McCain is the last of the great Bush lovers.

He will do anything to lick the ears of Bush, thus licking his way to neo-con dollars.

www.lydiacornell.com

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

He has gone from "maverick" to loyal Bushy. He throws logic out the window. He has terrible judgment. He is bent on shoving his increasingly unpopular views down everyone's throat. He's shown himself to be a complete fool.

This guy is self-destructing more rapidly than Bush's liver.

 
At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch/share with others TRUE STORIES from Iraq by Iraqi's. Just found today - gives me hope that TRUTH WILL PREVAIL.
As long as things are hidden in shadow - they continue to kill and steal without any obligation to getting caught.
SICK BASTARDS!
http://hometownbaghdad.com

 
At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch/share with others TRUE STORIES from Iraq by Iraqi's. Just found today - gives me hope that TRUTH WILL PREVAIL.
As long as things are hidden in shadow - they continue to kill and steal without any obligation to getting caught.
SICK BASTARDS!
http://hometownbaghdad.com

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger Matt said...

As more time goes on it is becoming apparent that McCain is off his rocker. He's turned into another Bush lackey and is completely destroying any chance he has at winning his party's nomination. The straight talk express has run off the road.

http://www.destinationwhitehouse.com

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger People in the Sun said...

Frankly, I don't go shopping without a sniper.

I'm just happy McCain didn't say that those wishing to shop without snipers can simply shop online.

 

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