Thursday, March 15, 2007

Swan song...

One question for Mr. McCain... who supports the continuation of the war in Iraq: "What do you hope to gain even if the violence subsides?"

The Iraqi rulers have demostrated that they are not interested in creating a liberal democracy... What do we hope to gain by staying and getting more Americans killed?

This is the issue that killed the '08 McCain presidential bid...

The Republican senator from Arizona was one of 11 presidential candidates -- Democrat and Republican -- to address the annual gathering of the firefighters union. But he was the only one to risk making a passionate case before the left-leaning group about why the war in Iraq must continue.

Reading his speech and stealing quick glances at his listeners, he continued. "The hour is late, but we must try, we must!" Beefy firemen, arms folded on chests, stared back silently.

"We do have some evidence that the new tactics . . . have begun to make progress," he pleaded. Audience members whispered. Some shook heads. One raised the comics section in front of her face.

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3 comments:

skip sievert said...

Never trust a Politician. Any Politician. They are bought and paid for by special interest.

mrsleep said...

I used to like McCain a lot because I thought he had real principles, and now he appears to be a total sellout.

Reign of Reason said...

I agree-- I thought he was principled. Apparently not...