So I'm perfectly happy to get the "full picture" from a guy who went for his stroll around Baghdad while wearing a bullet-proof vest, surrounded by a hundred armed US soldiers, and overflown by three Blackhawk helicopters and two Apache gunships.
Matthew Yglesias also makes an interesting point about McCain and war-related pork spending for Arizona:
War, in short, is good for business in Arizona. And yet, Saint John McCain's strident militarism never gets discussed on these terms -- is never seen as something on a par with how Carl Levin loves cars and Joe Biden loves credits cards.
John McCain has become an absolute joke who will say anything in hopes of being President. It's almost sad to behold, really.