Thursday, December 07, 2006

Someone Should go Check on McCain . . . .

From ThinkProgress:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is trying to convince the American people that he is the person with the soundest advice about how to proceed in Iraq. On November 12, 2006 he told NBC’s Tim Russert “I believe that a lot of Americans trust my judgment on issues such as [Iraq].”

Here’s what McCain said almost exactly a year ago:

I think the situation on the ground is going to improve. I do think that progress is being made in a lot of Iraq. Overall, I think a year from now, we will have made a fair amount of progress if we stay the course. If I thought we weren’t making progress, I’d be despondent.” [The Hill, 12/8/05]
Hmmm, perhaps someone ought to start taking McCain's despairing comments seriously . . . . he must be pretty despondent now. I mean, remember this from October:
Sen. John McCain (R) joked yesterday that he would "commit suicide" if Democrats win control of the Senate in November.

McCain made the remark during a campaign stop in Iowa on behalf of Republican congressional candidates. When asked for his reaction to a potential Democratic takeover of the Senate in the midterm elections, McCain said, "I think I'd just commit suicide..."
Could be one big cry for help . . . .

6 comments:

Not Your Mama said...

McCain is so last decade. It's painful to watch him, he's a desperate old man trying one last time to grab the gold ring.

I agreed that to accomplish anything in Iraq we needed more troops....3 years ago, 2 years ago, maybe, just maybe 1 year ago, where was McCain then? Busily sucking up to this administration hoping for that last shot at the presidency.

"Maverick" my butt, he's a candidate for the glue factory.

A Big Fat Slob said...

McCain's a fraud from every angle. From his changing positions on abortion, the estate tax, gay marriages, to his big flip-flop -- reform.

McCain made a big deal about his giving Keating's money back, but kept quiet about the fact that his wife & father-in-law kept their pieces of Keating real estate deals, selling them off, for a reported $1,000,000 profit, right before McCain ran in 2000.

Not Your Mama said...

Yup. The sad truth is there are at least a few candidates to whom becoming president is far more important than the issues. Even worse, some of them are in "our" camp.

So far on the dem front I don't see much in the way of taking a firm stance on our Iraq policy. Ok, Biden has a firm stance...I don't agree with it at all but I'll give him brownie points for having one :).

We need a Max Cleland, too bad he was kicked to the curb in '02.

Blue Wren said...

You know, when I was a young fledge, I thought that grown-up people like McCain were soooo smart and knew everything. They were adults. A person could trust 'em.

Wow, what a shock. This current batch of "leaders" have got to be the stupidest, most boneheaded and annoying people on Earth. If this moron gets elected in '08 -- giving us ANOTHER four to eight years of village idiot leadership, I ... I'd just commit suicide.

Sheeeesh.

Not Your Mama said...

If he gets elected in '08 I have no intention of committing suicide. Screw dat.

I'm simply going to deal with the fact that my country is no longer "my" country and go with plan B...continue our already-in-process backup plan to emigrate. Have to know when to cut your losses.

Wil Robinson said...

McCain is hoping his military credentials get him elected, but he has largely forgotten (or never knew in the first place) general military strategy.

Colin Powell would have been a good president (referencing your earlier post), but he ruined his career with the UN Security Council speech in February 2003.