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May 27, 2008

Maverick And Barry’s Excellent Adventure: Not Going To Happen

Yesterday McCain suggested that he and Obama travel to Iraq to get a first hand look at what’s going on there.

Obama, who hasn’t been to Iraq since 2006 (when the situation was a weeee bit different) said no thanks.

John McCain’s proposal is nothing more than a political stunt, and we don’t need any more ‘Mission Accomplished’ banners or walks through Baghdad markets to know that Iraq’s leaders have not made the political progress that was the stated purpose of the surge. The American people don’t want any more false promises of progress, they deserve a real debate about a war that has overstretched our military, and cost us thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars without making us safer.

Apparently Obama learned all he need to know about Iraq from watching Olbermann.

I guess the idea of sitting down with American troops, their leaders and the elected government of Iraq isn’t as interesting as a world tour of thugs and killers. Perhaps if McCain had suggested skipping Baghdad and going right on to Tehran to chat with Ahmadinejad Obama would have been more interested.

I hope McCain can get some mileage out this. He can beat Obama up for not wanting to see first hand what’s going on in Iraq but also for being unwilling to put partisan politics aside for the sake of the country.

Obama '08: Hope, Change and Bitterly Clinging to an Old Narrative.


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