Cheat-Seeking Missles

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ooops! They're Lying Again

Even at the supposedly sophisticated Talking Points Memo, McCain-bashing takes precedence over truth. I'll remake the TPM page in question for you here:
John McCain: I am Viral Video!

McCain: Bringing Troops Home from Iraq "Not Too Important" ...

Get a good look. Within a day or so he won't have said it.
Just as with the "100 years war" quote, the Left shamelessly miscasts this clip to pollute the public discourse. In this clip, McCain makes it extremely clear exactly what he means about a long-term presence in Iraq. Right after "not too important" he says:
What's important is the casualties in Iraq. Americans are in South Korea, Americans are in Japan, American troops are in Germany -- that's all fine. American casualties and the ability to withdraw ....
If this is virally offensive, we have to ask why. The only credible answer is this: The Democratic party, as represented by TPM -- the primary daily read of many, many mainstream Dems -- is now a party of complete isolationism, the party that would close all our overseas bases and huddle behind our borders, and the party of complete anti-militarism that sees no use whatsoever for military forces, either to win the peace or maintain it.

In other words, they are the party that embraces defeat.

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