What is Victory? One of the most important questions that could be asked by Jim Lehrer is not being asked: “What exactly is victory in Iraq?” Since the candidates can talk to each other, perhaps Senator Obama will ask the question?…Every time John McCain says “my friends” I can’t help thinking of Joe Franklin. I think they’re both 192 years old so maybe it’s a generational thing…The height of North Koreans versus South Koreans? I don’t get it…John McCain is very well traveled. I guess he doesn’t understand that we can now communicate over long distances by other means……Hey! John McCain isn’t wearing a flag pin! Where is Charlie Gibson when you need him?…Another opportunity to ask what victory in Iraq is exactly. Anyone?…Anyone? John McCain just said he resolved the POW/MIA issue. History disagrees:
John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero people would logically imagine to be a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.
You can put lipstick on a lie, but it’s still a lie.