Straight Talking MaverickTM John McCain has a new index of progress in Iraq --
He said Monday that his close friend and supporter Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, had just returned from Iraq, where he flew over Baghdad and counted “50 soccer games going on.”
A previous Lindsey Graham trip had seen him exult over getting "5 rugs for 5 bucks". But surely all the military sleuths out there have some work to do on this one. Having time to count 50 soccer matches means helicopter, not airplane transport. Is Baghdad airspace safe enough for a helicopter to hang around long enough to count to 50? Or was he in one of those Blackwater helicopters that every so often likes to rake the traffic below with machine gun fire just to keep everyone in line? It's time for some straight talk, my friends.