As you’ve no doubt already heard, he “jumped the shark” two days ago by staging a photo-op at a Baghdad marketplace subjected to massive car bombings, like the one in February that killed 71 people, to prove that Iraq is now safe and sound due to his surge. (Despite the inconvenient fact that the death toll has risen). According to McCain, we weren't getting the "full story" from the liberal media. That's all.
McCain’ idiot non-savant sidekick, GOP Congressman Mike Pence, who now can replace Dan Quayle as the dumbest politician to come from Indiana, actually compared the market they visited as:
"a normal outdoor market in Indiana in the summertime."
I guess this is an indication of how Congressman Mike Pence would handle terrorist attacks on flea markets in Indiana: Don a flak jacket and claim the true problem isn’t the terrorists, it’s the liberal media failing to report on how many people weren’t killed by car bombs.
The charade required 100 US troops to secure the area as well as helicopter protection--not like they have something better to do than to provide cover for a photo-op.
ONE DAY LATER, yesterday, snipers attacked the very same marketplace.
No wonder those Hoosiers do most of their shopping by Internet...
UPDATE: ONe of my readers sent me this:
The latest massacre of Iraqi children came as 21 Shia market workers were ambushed, bound and shot dead north of the capital.
The victims came from the Baghdad market visited the previous day by John McCain, the US presidential candidate, who said that an American security plan in the capital was starting to show signs of progress.