Thursday, May 30, 2013

reception and hospitality in the new syria

this is what happens when you keep taking these brief grandstanding trips to combat zones that you barely understand.

not that i think the photo proves that much, other than making john mccain look like an ass. i don't think the fact that he was photographed next to possible kidnappers means that he approves of kidnapping religious pilgrims (on the other hand, i wouldn't be surprised if he does approve of seizing members of the iranian revolutionary guard, which is what the kidnappers claimed the kidnappees were). this attention to last year's kidnapping does, however, muddy mccain's message that the rebels are clear good guys who deserve american aid.

(via memeorandum)