You gotta respect a man who tries to do the right thing without pandering to special interests. Too bad he didn't get to be in Skull & Bones.
Democrats are pushing for early troop withdrawals from Iraq. Republicans are panting for them. But Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that would be "a major step on the road to disaster."
Somehow, last week, The New York Times and The Washington Post decided to give top-of-Page 1 treatment to Democratic Rep. John Murtha's (Pa.) call for immediate troop withdrawals. Yet when McCain, normally a hero of the media (myself included), advocated increasing U.S. troop strength by 10,000 in a Washington, D.C., speech on Nov. 10, it got played on Page 21 of the Times and Page 16 of the Post. McCain, though, has it right.