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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:29 PM
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WORLD NEWS TRUST: Iraq to IGMFU -- A McCain Meltdown? (Mary Lyon)
(World News Trust) -- Is John McCain in a meltdown? Can his campaign be saved? Can the dots remain unconnected? I dont know about the first two, other than just observing from the sidelines. But the third one I can take a crack at. Ill try to be brief. After all, neither you nor I have all day.

Its becoming increasingly evident, at least to me, that the Iraq policies on which John McCain has hitched his wagon are not stars but anvils these days. In a classic be careful what you wish for, McCain and friends tried to goad Barack Obama into going to Iraq -- the novice, they said, who might even benefit from traveling with the political greybeard, who could sorta show the new kid around. On their terms, of course. Unfortunately, Barack didnt bite.

Obama finally did go to Iraq and Afghanistan to see for himself and its the McCain camp left grinding its collective teeth. Hes done rather well without the services of Mr. Hundred-Years-Over-There as a tour guide. Obama came, he saw, and he conquered. He not only looked cool in sunglasses and avoided an embarrassing Dukakis-style helmet howler, but he looked downright presidential. Significant meetings with General David Petraeus, exuberant rank-and-file soldiers, and Iraqi government officials including Prime Minister Maliki and his second-in-command made for some terrific photo-ops, flanked by the Bipartisan Brothers, Democrat Reed and Republican Hagel. Maliki further added insult to injury by echoing a preference for a U.S. departure very much like Obamas long-held 16-month withdrawal timeline.

Hilariously, the White House then clambered aboard, babbling frantically about a neat new something called a time horizon for -- er -- um -- withdrawal. I guess they figured if they came up with something else to call it, it wouldnt count, and voters wont notice anyway.

The press spotted it, though -- so much that McCain is whining about Obama getting too much attention. As if the man long known as Teflon John has a right to complain -- for his many gaffes and embarrassments that the mainstream media has resolutely either soft-pedaled or flat-out ignored. Now, of course, hes been recast as Odd Man Out, as events slip through the side door while hes still desperately barricading the front gate. When in doubt, channel Rumplestilskin in hopes of spinning whats already turned into straw -- into a kind of fools gold. But, but, but, Obama was wrong about the surge! Well, Mr. McCain, it can hardly be forgotten how YOU were wrong about the whole thing from the get-go. You REALLY want to get into which man has the best overall, long-range judgment? Besides, if the escalation, or surge, is such a success, then why cant we start leaving?

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http://www.worldnewstrust.com/wnt-reports/commentary/ir...
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:37 PM
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1. K&R McNuts Crew are all novices...or it seems that way...the ole man, despite his experiences,
has yet to gain ground...and instead is in a slow slide toward the occam blade...

Booze Bimbos and Bombs is his Forte...not Leadership....not even close...its so obvious.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:51 PM
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2. I just find myself thinking - "THAT - for FOUR YEARS?????"
That smarmy, mousy voice and that lumpy face and the mind-set behind it. The old rumpled has-been, still trying to fight and win the Vietnam War. Sigh...

PLEASE go away, john mcsame. Just go away. Go back to Sun City or wherever it is in your home state of Arizona - go move into one of those luxury homes you and cindy own all over the place. Have a nice rest-of-your-life. RETIRE, john. We don't need you or your mindset ANYMORE. You won't do any of us any good. You will only do further harm.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:41 PM
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4. Harm??? He would finish off the job of RUINING AMERICA and the WORLD
The GOP and their Selfinterest/greed knows no bounds....profits is their GOD...and at any cost...including pollution, exploitation, etc...they are EVIL...the Lot of them...undiluted E V I L
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:17 PM
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5. Yeah, no kidding.
I don't even want to think about how much more damage he could do as - Heaven FORBID - president. OY!!! Makes me feel like running screaming into the night.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:24 PM
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6. Unless they steal it for a 3rd time....it looks good for Obama
Stay tuned and stop those screams....
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:37 PM
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7. Yeah, I wouldn't want to be screaming around him - while the old coot
is busy trying to take a nap. Lulled to sleep by his own whining.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:00 PM
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3. Kick!
Thanks, Tace!
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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:42 PM
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8. Thank You
: )
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:12 PM
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9. Go, Mary! Happy to be #5.
:loveya:
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:00 PM
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10. Hugs!
I appreciate that!
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:31 AM
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11. K & R -- Excellent article!
Thanks so much for the PM, Mary. I'm exiled to working on Entertainment News because politics is wearing might thin at this point. Keep on truckin' and I appreciate your holding down the fort! I'll be back after Labor Day.

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