MSNBC cuts away as McCain is delivering his usual pro-war Iraq speech and as he talks about leadership---MSNBC breaks into a news report that says at least 4 mortars were shot into Baghdad's green zone.
McCAIN: Faced with the prospect of defeat, we had two fundamental choices. We could retreat from Iraq and accept the horrible consequences of our defeat. Or we could change strategies and try to turn things around. It was, I believe, a critical moment in our nation’s history, and a time of testing for our nation’s political leadership.
In the year that has passed, our nation showed its strength –
MSNBC: And speaking of Iraq, we do have breaking news out of Iraq, where at least four mortars have been fired into the heavily-fortified Green Zone today. It’s unclear at this time if there are casualties or any major damage. Now the news comes just a day after five U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq. Two, again, inside that Green Zone...read on
You see a pattern here, don't you? I wonder if the insurgents will ultimately stage a huge assault on the green zone as the Maliki/Sadr situation worsens.