Thursday, June 12, 2008

McCain on Troop Withdrawal, “Not too important”

There was no mistaking the meaning, Sen. John McCain’s words were casual but firm: When it comes to bringing out American troops home, “Not too important.”

Not only was I floored by his inhumanity, whether it was the sound bite or heard in it’s entirety, a guy with a cable network news show couldn’t hold back his own sense of outrage. Keith Olberman, who promised to have a special comment the next night, put it this way:

Senator McCain had spoken as if he simply did not care how long our American
heroes serving in Iraq have to stay there. Our fifth story on the Countdown:
Senator McCain, suggesting this morning that bringing American troops home from Iraq is, quote: "Not too important. What's important is the casualties in Iraq…4,095 American troops are dead. Nearly 30,000 more wounded. 40,000 diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. All since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.’s Brandon Friedman didn’t hold back on what the troops and vets must feel like after hearing McCain’s comments.

McCain is just being a conservative, a straight shooting Republican, with a reckless style reminiscent of my favorite TV cop. “Trust me, I know what I’m doing.” – Sledgehammer.

He never did.

1 comment:

  1. I loved Sledgehammer! And you're right, McCain is reminiscent. Somehow the schtick was funnier on a comedic TV show than it is in real life, though.