McCain shows surge is working
Monday, April 02, 2007
(SNN Baghdad) Sen. John McCain has claimed that the recent increase in troops is working. On March 23th, The Senator claimed to radio host Bill Bennett there “are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today.” Now he has proved it by walking through a neighborhood market.
Senator McCain’s walk also proves an important point: the troop surge was needed. When he walked through a Baghdad market, he was accompanied by 100 soldiers and five helicopters. Between these troops and the manpower necessary to support them, McCain’s walk alone utilized 2% of the 20,000 soldiers called up in the troop surge.
This may seem like more security than someone would need in a place they had deemed safe. However, this is typical of McCain. On a recent trip to Phoenix, AZ, McCain was accompanied by three hundred soldiers and twelve helicopters.
In other news, the Senator has announced plans to replace his famous “Straight Talk Express” bus with three M1 Abrams tanks. McCain claims this is just a standard security measure as Iowa farmers are known to have pitchforks, often covered in manure.