McCain in the Gutter

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McCain in the Gutter

By Joe Klein

There is so much desperate, crapulous spew from the McCain campaign right now that it’s hard to keep track of it all–but this ad, via Andrew Sullivan, marks some sort of low. Yet again–in a last, desperate attempt to scare the elderly Jews of Florida–McCain posits Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the “leader” of Iran, even though he has no control over Iranian foreign or military policy. (Ayatullah Ali Khamenei is the guy in charge in Iran, which is why they call him–you guessed it–the Supreme Leader.) Yet again, McCain brings up the notion of “preconditions,” only now the preconditions are Ahmadinejad’s: namely, that the U.S. would have to leave the Middle East before he’d be willing to talk.

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