Answering a question about his approach to combatting crime, John McCain suggested that military strategies currently employed by US troops in Iraq could be applied to high crime neighborhoods here in the US. McCain called them tactics “somewhat like we use in the military…You go into neighborhoods, you clamp down, you provide a secure environment for the people that live there, and you make sure that the known criminals are kept under control.”
Now look. I understand that it was a common rhetorical strategy of your garden variety right-wing blogger to state, when discussing the difficulties n Iraq, that Baghdad was no worse than Detroit, or that Baghdad was safer than Philadelphia.
But those people are idiots.
And I certainly never expected a Presidential candidate to suggest militarizing American cities. IK wonder if this idiocy will gain any traction with the press. Maybe if we say that mcCain dealt the stupid card, and he dealt it from the bottom of the deck.