Democrat and Independent Thinker..."The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." -Nietzsche

Commenting on many things, including..."A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from." - Keith Olbermann

Friday, January 05, 2007

McCain's "bite me" Ploy

I'd just like to point out that way back on November 15th, I posted my thoughts about McCain using calling for troop escalation in Iraq as a political ploy over at America's Most Wanted. A ploy which is apparently now about to bite him in the ass and which he is attempting to qualify as now having to be "substantial and sustained" to be effective, at the neo-con fortress, the American Enterprise Institute. I just watched Olbermann and Huffington discuss it, and have seen the same conclusion reached by many since, and although I may not have been the first to take notice, I didn't notice any taking notice before I noticed. Heh.

Here's a bit:

I just don't believe that he is making this call for increased troop strength in Iraq based on military judgement. I believe it is a political ploy and a political ploy only. (I know, you're shocked, shocked, right?)

McCain knows full well that the possibility of a massive influx of troops into this whirlpool to hell we find ourselves in is, at best, nil. So, then what? Iraq dives straight through the whirlpool into the depths of hell as soon as we withdraw, which is our only real option even under the best of circumstances, no matter how much we do to try to avoid such an outcome. How does that position McCain for his run for the presidency?

How about "I told you so, I told you so!", "If only the liberal Democrats had taken my advice and backed a massive deployment of additional troops, this wouldn't have happened" (even though it would have, of course, but who would be able to prove it?)

McCain, who was a lousy student at the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating 5th from the bottom of his class, is, nonetheless, no dummy when it comes to being a politician.

1 comment:


Thanks for the kind words..... John has decided to play Wack-A-Mole after all.