McCain Hearts War After All
From the same John "I hate war" McCain of a couple weeks ago: a patriotic-gore-filled web video that’s fairly described as war porn. Holly, I don’t mean to step on your toes but I just need to say a few words on it.
Amidst the soft music and tender encomia to the soldier (and, one presumes, the sailor, the Marine and the airman), there’s this voiceover:
When war is over, they may have the largest — but not exclusive — claim on the success of their nation’s cause, and seldom share in the blame for its failure. But the claim is shorn of all romance, all nostalgia, all the suffering for which it was won.
Uh, says the politician who runs on the romance of his war heroism. Irony is truly for suckers.