Thursday, April 19, 2007

Reid the Irresponsible and McCain the Reckless

"I believe ... that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week"

Harry Reid's comments were simply one of the most shameful, irresponsible, and ridiculous words I've heard from a politician in quite some time. Worse than Nancy Pelosi's comments about wanting to meet with Ahmadinejad in Iran. Worse than Bush's "Bring it on." Worse than Gingrich's claim that his infidelity while in office was somehow less bad than Clinton's.

Unbelievably, there were TWO such comments today... John McCain, earlier today:

At the campaign rally, McCain was asked if an attack on Iran is in the works, the GEORGETOWN TIMES reports. McCain began his answer by changing the words to a popular BEACH BOYS song.“Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran,” he sang to the tune of Barbara Ann.

These are our politicians. Our "first citizens." Our [maybe, I hope not] future presidents.


We cannot run the country like this, not with these words. We can't come to the table as credible partners when we joke about bombing another country. We can't hope to discourage Islamic terrorists to stop the violence when we announce that more violence is what they need to get us out of Iraq more quickly.

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