John McCain, today:
Arguing that the status quo in Afghanistan “is not acceptable,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) suggested today the U.S. can win the battle against the Taliban by “applying the tried and true principles of counterinsurgency used in the surge” in Iraq. In a prepared speech peppered with attacks against the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), McCain suggested Obama had been proven wrong in Iraq and lacked the judgment to oversee military forces in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
“I know how to win wars. I know how to win wars,” McCain told the audience at a town hall in Albuquerque. “And if I’m elected President, I will turn around the war in Afghanistan, just as we have turned around the war in Iraq, with a comprehensive strategy for victory, I know how to do that.”
Is that not a tacit admission that we are losing in Iraq? And if so, why does he hate America? And how does he define “winning?” You really have to catch the video to see how truly awful a candidate he is.
And putting aside all that, what wars has John McCain won? Going through my checklist of wars, I am not so sure I have Viet Nam in the “W” column.
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And as a side note, when the revolution happens, Mark Halperin is the first in line for the re-education camps. Or the soup line. Either way. Just take his god damned keyboard away. Does Time have no shame?