MoveOn Is Right On, and the Right Is Wrong

About that MoveOn Mission Accomplished video: Erick at Red State did not like it nearly as much as Kyle did (bolds are all in the original):

Here is what MoveOn.org says McCain said:

“It’s clear that the end is very much in sight.”

Here is what McCain actually said:

“Well, I think John McWethy’s report is very accurate. We’ve still got the oil fields in the north that have to be secured. Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown, I would imagine there’ll be some die hards there that, but I think that we, it, it’s clear that the end is, is, is very much in sight. And, and today I think Americans should be very proud of their leadership, of their technology. But most of all, of the men and women in the military. We could pause just a moment and be very, very proud. There’s some great challenges ahead, setting up a new government, stopping the looting that’s going on right now, and the chaos that’s, that, that’s bound to ensue in a place where it’s been in the iron grip of an oppressive dictatorship. But they’re doing a marvelous job, but they’ve still got a ways to go.”

Yeah, Erick, but didja notice that McCain said all this in April, 2003? And didja notice also today’s date on the calendar? It’s May 1, 2008, Erick. So yeah, Erick, that context really does make “the end is very much in sight” much, much, much more accurate than when the context wasn’t there, right, Erick? And when you come right down to it, the end really WAS in sight five years ago when McCain said it was, and the end is STILL in sight now, isn’t it, Erick? I mean, as McCain tells us now, that end could be 10, or 100, or 1,000, or 10,000 years away, but that’s still in sight, isn’t it? Because on a clear day you can see forever.

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