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Henry Kissinger, dusting off his arguments on why we should stay in Vietnam, tells us we must stay the course in Iraq and that any objective observer would agree. Oh, and I'm sure it was just an oversight on the part of the Washington Post, but in Kissinger's little biographical blurb at the end, they forgot to mention that he endorsed John McCain.
David Ignatius yearns for the old, mavericky John McCain and is sure that his recent negativity is simply the result of wanting to please other people. Instead he needs use his "healing gift" and remember his "voice shines through the pages of his life story." Short version; talk even more about being a POW, because it really plays in Peoria.
Daniel Schnur concludes that Mitt Romney and Tim Kaine would be poor choices for vice president.
Pundits and political backseat drivers point out that a vice presidential nominee rarely makes much difference to the voters one way or another. Both Mr. Romney and Mr. Kaine could end up having an impact — just not the type that their would-be bosses want. Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama have correctly identified what they need in their running mates. Now all they have to do is find someone who actually fits the bill.
Donald Lambro, to borrow a phrase, is a dishonest hack who apparently couldn't think of anything to write about today, so he chose to rehash the McCain talking points about Barack Obama and Iraq.
Daniel Gallington makes an important and overlooked point:
With both presidential candidates out to show that they are foreign policy and national security experts, it's a good time to interject some political reality into the debate: The candidates are both United States senators and - while perhaps counterintuitive - know surprisingly little of what actually goes on at senior levels in the national security/foreign policy departments and agencies in the executive branch of government.
Daniel Henninger asks the question that has plagued mankind since...well, the last few months..."Is John McCain Stupid?" Henninger has his own, conservative reasons for asking, but you've got to love the title.
Lanny Davis thinks that putting Hillary Clinton on the ticket is a sure-fire winner. Lanny Davis needs to find a new shtick.
Karl Rove hits the usual talking points on Obama, McCain and Iraq, and says:
Opinion surveys are notoriously unreliable in gauging public opinion on a complicated question like Iraq.
And to prove it he cites a Gallup poll.