In two interviews before the Army took McCain and 60 Minutes on the heavily guarded visit to the al-Shorja market last Sunday, the senator said security had improved in Iraq. Upon his return, he also told a news conference he had just come back from a neighborhood one could walk around in freely.
The remarks made headlines and he now regrets saying them. “Of course I am going to misspeak and I’ve done it on numerous occasions and I probably will do it in the future,” says McCain. “I regret that when I divert attention to something I said from my message, but you know, that’s just life,” he tells Pelley, adding, “I’m happy, frankly, with the way I operate, otherwise it would be a lot less fun.”
So telling the American people that even General Petraeus can walk around Baghdad without security is just “misspeaking? No John it is flat out lying! And to make matters worse, you are “happy” with the lying. You said it yourself!
There is no doubt left. McCain would be the same as George Bush. He refuses to tell America the truth and that is one of the big problems Americans have with Bush. He even admits being happy with lying to the American people. That is not a presidential quality. McCain should drop out now, but I hope he stays in and wins the GOP nomination. Kucinich could beat him.