I finally watched the video of Wolf Blitzer talking wit Michael Ware about this situation in Baghad. I had read the transcript, but honestly, this is one video that you have to watch; the transcript just doesn't do justice. Ware has been working for CNN in Baghdad for four years, and he says on-air:
[N]one of the American generals here on the ground have anything like Sen. McCain’s confidence. I mean, Sen. McCain’s credibility now on Iraq, which has been so solid to this point, is now being left out hanging to dry. To suggest that there’s any neighborhood in this city where an American can walk freely is beyond ludicrous. I’d love Sen. McCain to tell me where that neighborhood is and he and I can go for a stroll.
And to think that Gen. David Petraeus travels this city in an unarmed humvee? I mean, in the hour since Sen. McCain’s said this, I’ve spoken to military sources and there was laughter down the line. I mean, certainly the general travels in a humvee. There’s multiple humvees around it, heavily armed. There’s attack helicopters, predator drones, sniper teams, all sorts of layers of protection. So, no, Sen. McCain is way off base on this one.
I'm certainly not the first to ask, and probably not the last, but it still needs to be asked - Is McCain losing it?
For my previous post, go here.