McCain Losing Touch with Iraqi Reality

Yesterday’s alleged American incursion into Syria brought the war in Iraq back into the headlines briefly this morning — although that issue has receded even further from campaign consciousness as economic fears take over. The absence of news from Iraq has allowed John McCain to pretend that his insistence on maintaining the American occupation until “victory” is still relevant. You’d have to be paying close attention to what has actually been happening to understand just how far from reality the Republican nominee has drifted, while negotiations with Baghdad over the status of American forces turn into a farcical stalemate.