Thursday, September 13, 2012

Observations from the Window 9.13

I've probably mentioned before that there was a time that John McCain was a Republican I actually liked. That was a time before he ran for President, met Sarah Palin, and drank the wingnut kool aid. Every now and than the old McCain screams to get out and he says something that reminds me why I once liked him, yesterday was such a day. On a day when Willard* tried once again to show the world why he shouldn't be President of The United States McCain stood on the U.S. Senate floor and said this ....

"It is with a heavy heart that I rise today to speak about the horrific attack yesterday on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans. The two confirmed thus far to be among the dead are Sean Smith, an Air Force veteran turned State Department Information Management Officer – and Ambassador Chris Stevens, one of America’s finest and bravest Foreign Service Officers.

I did not know Sean Smith, but I had gotten to know Chris Stevens quite well. And in Chris’s death, the Libyan people have lost a great champion and believer in the peaceful aspirations of their democratic revolution. The American people have lost a selfless and dedicated servant of our interests and values. And I have lost a friend. My thoughts and prayers today are with Chris’s family and the loved ones of his fallen colleagues. May God grant them comfort in their time of grief ...."

Full text of McCain's statement.

That being said McCain was just on the morning news shows blasting President Obama and rattling the sabers as he is wont to do at the drop of a hat. That kool aid as a long shelf life.

As I write this, a full 24 hours after the event, as far as I know Willard still hasn't even offered his condolences to the families of the diplomats killed in Libya. Maybe today he will or maybe he will just triple down on the ignorant statements he made yesterday. Time will tell but I know what side I'm betting on.

*If you want to know a little more here is a good column on the Willard/Libya subject posted on Forbes yesterday afternoon.
"The Lost Soul of Mitt Romney"