Thursday, March 8, 2007

About Those 'Wasted' Lives in Iraq

Illinois Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama took a beating a few weeks back for referring to American lives being wasted in the Iraq war. Right-wing pundits near and far criticized Obama for appearing to denigrate the sacrifices of America's fighting men and women. Just down the Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma City, for instance, the McCarville Report Online noted that Obama "stumbled" in making the remark. (Obama has since apologized.)

More recently, however, Arizona Senator and Republican presidential candidate John McCain appeared on David Letterman's television show to announce his intention to seek the presidency. Unfortunately for McCain, he too stumbled over the idea of "wasted" lives. McCain told told Letterman, "We wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives, over there." (McCain has since apologized.)

How did McCarville cover McCain's "wasted" stumble? So far, not a word.

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