Giving the Arsonist Credit for Controlling the Fire

An interesting take on the some of the rhetoric on Iraq from last week’s debate [Tomgram: Ira Chernus, Campaign Riptides from the Forgotten War.]

McCain has stayed competitive, in part, because a significant number of voters remain ready to choose him not for what he would actually do in Iraq, but for what he seems to symbolize in the hall of mirrors that is American politics.