Johnny Five Is Alive

By Jesse Taylor
Monday, July 21, 2008 16:33 EDT
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John McCain appears to know less about the Middle East than robots do about love.


Asked on ABC’s “Good Morning America” about the situation in Afghanistan — where both presidential candidates call for sending more US troops to take on the resurgent Taliban and root out al Qaeda, McCain replied.

“I think it’s serious. . . . It’s a serious situation, but there’s a lot of things we need to do. We have a lot of work to do and I’m afraid it’s a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border.”

Iraq and Pakistan do not share a border; it is the Afghanistan/Pakistan border where intelligence officials believe remnants of al Qaeda are rebuilding.

It almost makes you wish that the media were in some sort of slow news season where a story about a major presidential candidate continually boning major facts relating to the central selling point of his campaign – that he knows how to “win wars” – would be constantly blared rather than relegated to short items on a newspaper’s specialty blogs.

And somebody better get Fisher Stevens to fix Johnny before he goes all crazy punk on us and starts leaking battery acid.

Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor
Jesse Taylor is an attorney and blogger from the great state of Ohio. He founded Pandagon in July, 2002, and has also served on the campaign and in the administration of former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. He focuses on politics, race, law and pop culture, as well as the odd personal digression when the mood strikes.
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