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Monday, April 2, 2007

Walking Freely With John McCain

posted by on April 2 at 9:39 AM

You may recall that last week, John McCain declared Baghdad safe enough to stroll through unarmed. Yesterday he took a stroll through Baghdad — backed by 100 soldiers, three Blackhawks, and two Apache gunships.

In a press conference after his Baghdad tour, McCain told a reporter that his visit to the market today was proof that you could indeed “walk freely” in some areas of Baghdad.

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And here's Lindsey Graham's summation of how peaceful things are in Iraq (he strolled with McCain through the market): "I bought five rugs for five bucks." Well, things certainly seem fine then.

Oh, except that snipers opened fire at the market after the Senators left. Maybe that's why the rugs are so cheap.

Posted by Gabriel | April 2, 2007 10:03 AM

How can he possibly make such a bald-faced assertion with a straight face? Hell, with that kind of armored support and air cover, he could have "walked freely" through the middle of a free-fire zone!

Which apparently is exactly what this location turned into a few minutes after he completed his pathetic publicity stunt.

Next Up: "McCain Will 'Freely Walk' On Water - With Help Of 100 Navy SEALS"

Posted by COMTE | April 2, 2007 10:47 AM

Let's see, the population of Iraq is 26 million (and plummeting). That means that we can facify the country with a mere 52 million Apaches, 78 million Blackhawks, and 26 BILLION troops. Where's my checkbook?

Posted by Fnarf | April 2, 2007 11:28 AM

all hail the caretaker of the Bush monarchy until Noelle is ready to be appointed.

Posted by Max Solomon | April 2, 2007 12:11 PM

Fnarf @3, LOL!

I can't believe I once bought the notion that McCain was a moderate Republican, and independent who flouted the R party line. He has turned in to such a tool. Or maybe he was all along.

Posted by SDA in SEA | April 2, 2007 12:45 PM

SNAFU - typical.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 2, 2007 2:22 PM

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