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  •  There is a little bit of a difference (0+ / 0-)

    between being a "cheerleader" and believing that we should commit the necessary forces and organization to achieve a reasonable resolution of the war. McCain was fierce in his condemnation of torture, of ineptitude, and waste. So he gets a few points. Of course, he is a Republican and he has to go down.

    But I plead for some civility for an old soldier who wants one last hurrah. For all his cheery smiles, I find something sad about the man. He lost something big when he humbled himself to the Bible-bashers and threw his arms around a man he really despises, just to become President for a few years. That is the stuff of tragedy.

    WARNING: I do not support any specific candidate!

    by Anne Elk on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 05:19:45 PM PST

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    •  I'll grant the second part... (0+ / 0-)

      ...but it really seems like you're overlooking his role in getting us into the war in the first place.  If you want to cut him a break for his actions since then, fine, but let's not pretend he didn't cheerlead the invasion itself.  He may be trying to make the best of a bad situation, but he certainly helped make the situation in the first place, and that shouldn't be forgotten.

      -JR

      •  and don't forget (0+ / 0-)

        the hug. The guy lost my respect when he let Bush and Rove trash him in South Carolina and then he gave that pathetic, soul-sucking hug to dubya.

        Dubya even kissed him on the head. Pathetic.

        "That's all I can stand, and I can't stands no more" - Popeye the Sailor Man

        by American Zapatista on Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 07:13:14 PM PST

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