Monday, August 21, 2006

John McCain: Craven suckup and liar

When is this "straight-talk express" crap going to end?

When I heard John "I love you, George" McCain say on Press the Meat yesterday that the American people don't favor a timetable for withdrawal, I thought my head would explode -- because that's a flat-out lie.

Atrios has done the research for us:

CNN poll:

"Which comes closer to your view about U.S. troops in Iraq? The U.S. should set a timetable for withdrawal by announcing that it will remove all of its troops from Iraq by a certain date. The U.S. should keep troops in Iraq as long as necessary without setting any timetable for withdrawal." Options rotated. Half sample, MoE ± 4.5.

8/2-3/06 Timetable 57 No timetable 40 Unsure 4

CBS poll:

"Do you think the United States should or should not set a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq?"

Should 56 Should not 40 Unsure 4

USA Today Gallup:

"Here are four different plans the U.S. could follow in dealing with the war in Iraq. Which ONE do you prefer? Withdraw all troops from Iraq immediately. Withdraw all troops by August 2007, that is, in 12 months' time. Withdraw troops, but take as many years to do this as are needed to turn control over to the Iraqis. OR, Send more troops to Iraq." Options rotated.

Withdraw immediately 19% Withdraw by August 2007 33% Takes as Long as Needed 38% Send More Troops 7% Unsure 2%

Fox News Poll:

Pull out by year-end 27% Pull out all over the next year 31% After Iraqis capable 33% send more 4%

John McCain may have been a maverick at one time, but now he's just another pathetic Bush sycophant, going on the Sabbath Gasbags to dutifully spout Idiot-Boy's propaganda because he desperately wants to be president.

It would be sad if he didn't potentially have our futures in his craven little hands.