Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Friday, December 15, 2006
Strictly Political
From a pure political point of view, I'm really glad to see this:
Meanwhile, a congressional delegation led by Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman arrived in Baghdad to meet with U.S. and Iraqi officials. McCain reiterated his call for more boots on the ground and, according to the NYT, said military commanders are currently discussing the possibility of sending as many as 35,000 more troops to Iraq.
St. John and Boltin' Joe, hand-in-hand. I want the news media to cover this extensively and to pin the idea of increasing the occupation in Iraq on St. John. It's a "be careful what you wish for" moment for St. John. He likely never thought Bush would follow his advice, thus giving him the safe haven to say "I told you so" when Iraq fell. Since Bush has decided to go for broke, there'll be no real cover for St. John as he pursues being the replacement to the boy king.