Not one iota. John McCain either doesn't want to know the truth about Iraq, doesn't care, or like his favorite hugger, prefers to make up his own reality about what is going on in the country that we have tried to occupy yet failed at it miserably. It is probably easier for the Senator to look through rose-colored glasses than deal with his buddy George Bush and his fellow Republicans in Congress that helped to create the
problem quagmire utter disaster in Iraq for the last five years. In his latest outburst of truthiness, he claims that Iraq is beginning to 'approach something normal.' Would that be normal like the inside of Bellevue?
From The Huffington Post:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Republican John McCain insists last year's U.S. troop buildup in Iraq brought a glimmer of "something approaching normal" there, despite a recent outbreak of heavy fighting and an American death toll that has surpassed 4,000.
"We are no longer staring into the abyss of defeat, and we can now look ahead to the genuine prospect of success," McCain said in a speech prepared for delivery Monday.
The presidential nominee-in-waiting is closely tied to the unpopular, 5-year-old war. McCain was a vocal advocate of the troop increase strategy eventually adopted by President Bush, and is seeking to convince people the strategy is working.
The more he talks about Iraq moving along swimmingly, the more voters will see what a true crackpot Senator McCain is. While the Democrats talk about taking troops out of Iraq and leaving the disaster and letting Iraqis take care of their own, McCain wants more of the same.....and frankly the American people are sick of it.