John McCain insists that things are getting better in Iraq. As his presidential campaign continues its tailspin, McCain is sounding more desperate -- and more delusional. Like his pal George Bush, McCain is blaming the media again, too. So, rather than just accepting the GOP criticism of the media (which NBC's Norah O'Donnell always does) CNN actually asked its reporter on the ground in Baghdad to dissect McCain's claims. The transcript doesn't do Ware's commentary justice.
From CNN earlier today:
Senator John McCain (from very safe confines of the U.S. Capitol):
General Petraeus goes out there almost every day in an unarmed Humvee. I think you oughta catch up. You see, you are giving the old line of three months ago. I understand it. We certainly don't get it through the filter of some of the media.CNN's Michael Ware (from not-so-safe Baghdad):
It's unclear what part of Neverland that Senator McCain is talking about where Americans can stroll the streets of the capitol Baghdad. If Al Qaeda doesn't get an American, if a Shia militia isn't...tipped off, if the Sunni insurgents don't grab them, then a criminal gang will see dollar signs and take them immediately.