Letter to the Editor
Presidential candidate Senator John McCain, a proponent of the war, says that Iraq is safe and said he would have walked through the Bab al-Sharqi market in Baghdad without the military protection that surrounded him last week when he was there. Last week he had 100 soldiers and several helicopters guarding his safety. Does McCain actually expect anyone to believe him? Mr. Straight Talk Express should actually do it, walk in Baghdad without protection. Show us how it’s done.
If he wants to prove a point bad enough he could make it happen. But he won’t because he’s lying to us. He’s telling us that the only reason he didn’t go unguarded was because the military wouldn’t let him. Our soldiers are fighting and dying so that McCain can pose in front of them for political purposes. I think the next time McCain goes to Iraq he should let the Iraqis protect him. And if someone doesn’t put a bullet in his back I’ll vote for him.