Saturday, April 19, 2008

Four more years

By Creature

The "serious" Kenneth Pollack [NYT]:

In longer discussions on the subject, Mr. McCain often goes into greater specificity about the entities jockeying for control in Iraq. Some other analysts do not object to Mr. McCain’s portraying the insurgency (or multiple insurgencies) in Iraq as that of Al Qaeda. They say he is using a “perfectly reasonable catchall phrase” that, although it may be out of place in an academic setting, is acceptable on the campaign trail, a place that “does not lend itself to long-winded explanations of what we really are facing,” said Kenneth M. Pollack, research director at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

See, lying and conflating is perfectly reasonable (especially when you have a war, a surge, a never-ending occupation to sell). Mission McSame accomplished.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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  • sad thing is -- his lies seem to be taking hold.......

    By Blogger Distributorcap, at 6:59 AM  

  • Yes, McCain will win the presidency, I do believe, although the Democrats will do VERY well in the congressional elections. Still hope, then, to get out of Iraq.

    By Blogger QueersOnTheRise, at 7:53 AM  

  • Let's see: Over the last 8 years of a Republican President:
    The National debt has almost doubled, $5 trillion to over $9 trillion, with annual deficits of $400 billion.
    Real median wages have declined, and we are settling into a recession.
    Gas prices have soared from $1.30 to almost $4.00 per gallon.
    We are stuck in an endless, unnecessary occupation of an Arab country, with over 4000 dead, 30,000 wounded, nearly $1 trillion spent, with $300 billion per year indefinitely.
    John McCain supports all of the major Bush policies (endless war, tax cuts for the rich permanent).
    When the campaign turns to the real record and the real issues, McCain will LOSE.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:48 PM  

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