Iraqi’s think John McCain’s “stroll” through Baghdad was a joke too.

It’s gotta suck to be John McCain at the moment. Not only is everyone here laughing at his political stunt last Sunday where he strolled the “safe” streets of Baghdad with the help of a small private army, but the Iraqi’s are calling bullshit on him as well:

“What are they talking about?” Ali Jassim Faiyad, the owner of an electrical appliances shop in the market, said Monday. “The security procedures were abnormal!”

The delegation arrived at the market, which is called Shorja, on Sunday with more than 100 soldiers in armored Humvees — the equivalent of an entire company — and attack helicopters circled overhead, a senior American military official in Baghdad said. The soldiers redirected traffic from the area and restricted access to the Americans, witnesses said, and sharpshooters were posted on the roofs. The congressmen wore bulletproof vests throughout their hourlong visit.

“They paralyzed the market when they came,” Mr. Faiyad said during an interview in his shop on Monday. “This was only for the media.”

He added, “This will not change anything.”

When even the Iraqi’s know you’re full of shit you’ve got problems….

Mr. McCain was asked about a comment he made on a radio program in which he said that he could walk freely through certain areas of Baghdad.

“I just came from one,” he replied sharply. “Things are better and there are encouraging signs.”

He added, “Never have I been able to go out into the city as I was today.”

Told about Mr. McCain’s assessment of the market, Abu Samer, a kitchenware and clothing wholesaler, scoffed: “He is just using this visit for publicity. He is just using it for himself. They’ll just take a photo of him at our market and they will just show it in the United States. He will win in America and we will have nothing.”

A Senate spokeswoman for Mr. McCain said he left Iraq on Monday and was unavailable for comment because he was traveling.

I’ve completely lost respect for this man.

9 thoughts on “Iraqi’s think John McCain’s “stroll” through Baghdad was a joke too.

  1. I’ve completely lost respect for this man.

    Ditt-fuckin-o. I recall thinking a coupla years ago if this was the face of GOP we (earthlings) could do a lot worse.
    Was I ever wrong?  LOL

    I think he started taking on the appearance of something totally fucked in the head when he chose to give a talk at Jerry’s Liberty University (is there any such thing as the perfect oxymoronLOL  ) last year.

    Sad in a way, but, aren’t we lucky he didn’t hold it together till after he won the race in 2008.

  2. I’m glad I didn’t know of this man back when he was respectable, it seems much easer to accept him as he is instead of accepting a new man who is no longer good.

  3. I have to say that I never had any respect for him in the first place. So this just reinforced my opinion of the man.

  4. He added, “Never have I been able to go out into the city as I was today.”

    Oh, so he needs a military escort of a full division elsewhere?

  5. Where’s my trusty sniper rifle? Not that it matters – being as asshole seems to be a prerequisite to get into highly influential positions and I wonder which of the evils is the better, at least he wasn’t wantonly raping+killing civies at will to the best of my knowledge; aspects of some polititions like deception, incompetence, etc, look relitively good compared to what would happen if you brought in someone with intentional malice (ie hitler), and even then the malice has to be balanced aganced that of the alternatives.

  6. I wonder what his response will be when the press asks him about it…

    As a politician he has limited options: Duck ‘n dive or lie. Truth is not a possibility.
    My guess? Lie.  LOL

  7. McCain Drops F-Bomb On Senator When Confronted With Recent Absences

    Busy campaigning for his presidential bid, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has missed over 40 consecutive roll-call votes, going five straight weeks “without casting a vote on the Senate floor.”

    Yesterday, after apparently skipping most of the extended closed-door White House/Senate immigration negotiations, McCain “suddenly re-emerged” to take part in the press conference announcing the deal.

    This isn’t sitting well with McCain’s colleagues. Tonight, Fox News correspondent Major Garrett reported that “anger burst forth memorably and loudly” when Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) accused McCain of being “too busy running for president.” McCain responded by using “the f-word toward Cornyn,” though it’s not clear “if the f-word was a verb or a gerund.”

    He’s apparently too busy campaigning to do the work his constituents elected him to, but he sure doesn’t mind to claim credit for somebody else’s work. It’s always a nice touch when a Republican senator gets upset with him, though.

    You’ve got to be a True Believer to vote for McCain…

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