He's got two great new posts up. One going after Governor Pawlenty's buddy, John McCain and another on the outlook in Iraq for 08.
Q: "President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years --"
McCAIN: "Make it a hundred."
Q: "Is that. . . ."
McCAIN: "We've been in South Korea ... we've been in Japan for 60 years. We've been in South Korea 50 years or so. That would be fine with me. As long as Americans ..."
Q: (Tries to say something)
McCAIN: "As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. That's fine with me, I hope that would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Qaeda is training and equipping and recruiting and motivating people every single day."
AoD nails it. While we've been in both South Korea for more than 50 years, the reality is that we are in a support role. In essence, it's purely a show of force that the South Korean public is growing more and more weary of. College students protest in the streets of Seoul quite often. I was at Camp Casey when we went on lock down because of the riots outside.
While North Korean soldiers shadow the border of South Korea, to equate the situation in Iraq to that of South Korea and Japan shows how out of touch with reality McCain really is.
AoD's take on Iraq in 08 is fresh as well. Alex has the money quote, the statement of the year. Coming on January 4th, thats a strong statement. Judge for yourself...
Sometime this year, an eighteen year old soldier will die in a war that started when he was thirteen.