March 22, 2008

Doing his best Rick Santorum impression, Cliff May revealed Friday on "Verdict" the super-secret document proving that McCain (and his babysitter, Joe Lieberman) were wrong to correct their "misstatement" that Iran has nothing to do with training al Qaeda.

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Abrams makes the rather obvious point that whether or not May's documents prove a connection, McCain and Lieberman both corrected themselves anyway. May's excuse for this?

"He probably didn't want to explain the extent of evidence that we have of al Qaeda's connection to Iran."

Riiiight. Here's a little reminder, Cliff: When even warmongers like McCain and Lieberman distance themselves from highly dubious saber-rattling claims, chances are you should too.

Kudos to Abrams for admitting what has been painfully obvious for some time now; that the press repeatedly gives McCain a free pass, particularly when it comes to evidence that undercuts his supposed expertise in national security. Glenn has more on that.

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