I don't know about you, but I'm already planning my family vacation in Baghdad. Pack up the 2.5 kids in the minivan with some blankets and wicker picnic baskets and its off to Sadre City to enjoy the beginning of the car bombing season.
John McCain recently pointed me to my summer vacation destination when he said:
“There are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today. The U.S. is beginning to succeed in Iraq.”
Then of course as he has done so many times before, John McCain defended the absurd claim with an even more ludicrous explanation of the statement which millions watched on CNN.
“Well, I’m not saying they could go without protection. The President goes around America with protection. So, certainly I didn’t say that.”
So I guess he's saying that you and I could walk through certain neighborhoods in Baghdad, provided we had the protection of the first armoured division and few dozen attack helicopters surrounding us. I can hardly wait to find a nice shady spot to pull over and break out the potato salad and sandwiches.
John McCain, the kind of Republican leadership America has come to expect.