News Roundup for 12/2/09

McCain speaks
McCain demands to know where he put his keys

-Headline of the day-
"McCain says Afghanistan withdrawal has to be tied to 'success,' forgets he declared victory years ago."

I'm starting to get a little worried about Gramps. He seems to be forgetting things lately -- like what he's for or against.

CBS interviewed McCain immediately after last night's presidential speech on the Afghanistan war -- because, of course, everyone gives a shit what the guy who lost the election thinks -- and John said he didn't like it much. "Success is what dictates dates for withdrawal," he said. "If we don’t have that success and we only set an arbitrary date it emboldens our enemies and dispirits our friends."

See, when you're in a war with someone, you should let their opinions of what you do govern everything. That there's what you call your "strategy." Child psychologists also call it "reverse psychology," but that's another story for another day.

Anyhoo, McCain forgot we already won in Afghanistan. A long, long time ago. In 2003, he told Sean Hannity, "Nobody in Afghanistan threatens the United States of America." Then, in 2005, he told master of the furrowed brow Charlie Rose, "Afghanistan, we don't read about anymore, because it's succeeded." That same year, he also told CNN, "Could I add, it was in Afghanistan, as well, there were many people who predicted that Afghanistan would not be a success. So far, it's a remarkable success."

John, we've been fighting a war we've already won for 6 years! At least, according to you. Isn't it about time we talked about bringing some people home? (Think Progress)

-Who do you blame/cheer?-
The rest of the Republican party are as divided on Obama's Afghanistan strategy as John McCain is. For those who think it's a bad plan, then it's all Obama's idea. But GOPers who think it might have merit are saying it's General McChrystal's idea and Obama's just a clueless dope who's doing what McChrystal tells him to -- which used to be "listening to the commanders in the field" and was the best idea any ever had.

But that was when Bush was in office. It's all different now. Because. (Plum Line)

-Bonus HotD-
"Former Fox News Host Calls Fox A 'Right-Wing Partial-News-But-Mostly-Opinion Network.'"

Y'don't say... (Think Progress)

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