Senator Webb Slams McCain's Hypocrisy
Former Secretary of the Navy and decorated Marine veteran Jim Webb is not happy that John McCain pulled him aside on the Senate floor and said he did not want to see one side impugning the other's patriotism, when McCain turned around and did just that:
I’m disappointed in John McCain. I’ve known him for many years. The day before we begin the debate on the Iraq bills, he pulled me aside on the Senate floor and said, Jim, we do not want the situation we had in the Vietnam War. We do not want one side impugning the patriotism of the other side, and John McCain has been doing this consistently since that time. I don’t believe that it is in anybody’s interest for members of the Senate to be impugning the other side’s patriotism, or by the way, to be hiding behind the troops as political justification for what we’re doing.