Tuesday, April 03, 2007

John McCain and The Pretenders

After John McCain's armed-to-the-teeth tour of a Baghdad market and his listless repetition of ridiculous talking points , you knew this would happen:
The crack of shots fired by unseen snipers echoed on Monday through Baghdad's wholesale Shorja market, a day after U.S. Senator John McCain held up his visit there as one sign of improving security in Baghdad.
McCain's Potemkin village tour will be the end of his campaign. Count on it.

And while you're counting, be sure to remember the rest of the congressional delegation: Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), and Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ). They're all "pretenders," says Jaafar Moussa Thamir, a 42-year-old seller of electrical appliances at the Shorja market:

"They were just making fun of us and paid this visit just for their own interests," he said. "Do they think that when they come and speak few Arabic words in a very bad manner it will make us love them? This country and its society have been destroyed because of them and I hope that they realized that during this visit.
* * *
"We are being killed by the dozens everyday because of them. What were they trying to tell us? They are just pretenders."

No comments: