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This is a beautiful sight to behold. This press briefing after he emerges from the Petraeus testimony will be marked as the moment when John McCain lost all credibility. His craven selection of Sarah Palin couldn't do it. His loss to President Obama couldn't do it. Even his bitter service on the Senate these past four years couldn't do it. Instead, an attack on our consulate in Libya and his surreal vendetta against the Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has finally pushed his relevance forever over the edge.

General Petraeus's briefing was comprehensive. I think it was important. It added to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. And he described his actions and that of the, of his agency and their interaction with other agencies and I appreciate his service and his candor.
It was clear from his very brief and breathless words that he knew just how big a pile of elephant crap he had stepped in. Gone was the demand for the Susan Rice's head on a plate fire he and his toady sidekick Lindsey Graham exhibited just hours before. Gone was his bluster and confidence. That was just a sad man standing there realizing just how much respect he had thrown away. It's how I read it anyway, and if ever a man deserved that moment of complete shame in front of the cameras he constantly craves, that was the moment.

Lindsey Graham, Fox News and all the rest of you who used this attack on the United States as a political weapon against our President for your own partisan purposes? Watch that clip of John McCain and tell me you aren't worried about your own day of comeuppance.

And finally. John McCain, you owe Susan Rice, President Obama, and the American people a sincere apology.

note..updated to fix a comma error.

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