Poor old John McCain . How embarrassing. I'm waiting for the day he shows up for a press conference having forgotten to put on his pants that morning - and there he stands, with his "Depends" on and everything just hanging out...
So what did the old fart do today? Duck and run, then attempt to rewrite history:
Republican John McCain pushed back on Wednesday against Democratic criticism that he misstated when the troop buildup ordered by President Bush began, saying elements were put in place before Bush announced the strategy in early 2007.
He told reporters during an unscheduled stop in a super market that, what the Bush administration calls "the surge" was actually "made up of a number of components," some of which began before the president's order for more troops.
It's all a matter of semantics, he suggested.
McCain said Army Col. Sean MacFarland started carrying out elements of a new counterinsurgency strategy as early as December 2006.
So the surge John McCain claims Barack Obama was wrong for opposing isn't the surge announced by Bush that started in February, 2007, and opposed by Obama after all - no sirrreee. John McCain's "surge" began several months earlier, well before it was called a surge... and, uhm, well before Obama mentioned any opposition.
Looks like the "straight talk express" has jumped the tracks again.
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