One of our writers reminds me of some other Iraq-isms McCain would rather forget:

If you get involved in a major ground war in the Saudi desert, I think support will erode significantly. Nor should it be supported. We cannot even contemplate, in my view, trading American blood for Iraqi blood. 8.19.90

“I’m not sure that if we did go in on the ground we could tell a Shiite from a Sunni, even from a Kurd.” 4.23.91