"Only a fool or a fraud talks tough or romantically about war," says John McCain at the top of his latest spot "Safe," right before he spends the next twenty-four seconds talking romantically, tough, foolishly and fraudulently about the war in Iraq. You see it's come down to this: John McCain needs to assure you, the American people, that he is aware that war has something of a downside. And McCain remembers that downside, in no particular chronological order: his father went to war; he, himself, went to war and crashed planes and got captured; his grandfather made it home safe from the war but died the next day - because all your peace and your treaties and your diplomacy ain't gonna safe you, dude, from the icy grip of death!
Anyway, some of McCain's friends never made it back from the war, and neither will many of you. But while names etched on the side of a monument might serve as a silent indictment of the bad judgement and moral failures of American leaders, until those dead names figure out a way to vote, they can suck it, as far as McCain's concerned.