Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Magical Disappearing War

Wow. Just wow. Senator (and presidential candidate) John McCain, who has long advocated putting more troops into Iraq, thinks the war will not be an issue during the next presidential election in 2008.
“I do believe this issue isn’t going to be around in 2008. I think it’s going to either tip into civil war … ” He breaks off, as if not wanting to rehearse the handful of other unattractive possibilities. “Listen,” he says, “I believe in prayer. I pray every night.” And that’s where he leaves his discussion of the war this morning: at the kneeling rail.
Talk about wishful thinking. Does he know that the primaries begin in a year? Not an issue????

The next president, be it McCain or someone else, is going to have to find a way out of this mess. The first step really has to be to admit that it exists.

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