Matt Duss has the goods on the aging bloviator he calls StraightTalk McSurge: McCain continues to insist that he’ll pursue Osama bin Laden “to the gates of Hell” while also criticizing Barack Obama as “inexperienced” because Barack Obama recommended that US forces pursue Osama bin Laden into Pakistan, which is where Osama bin Laden actually is. (Last time I checked the map, the River Styx was elsewhere, unless “Kunhar” is actually Pustu for “Styx.”)
And McCain kept right on charging that Obama wanted to “attack” or “bomb” Pakistan even after the CIA actually went in to Pakistan, without saying “mother, may I?” first, and took out a top al-Qaeda operative: with bombs.
Maybe we could find a few CIA Operations Directorate veterans to demand that McCain apologize for slandering the heroic work of their colleagues still operating undercover. It would be too much to hope that a mainstream journalist might ask McCain why he’s prepared to follow bin Laden to Hell but not to Pakistan, or whether he thinks the CIA was “naive” and “irresponsible” for doing what Barack Obama suggested we do.