"If people here and in the Middle East were reassured that McCain isn't sort of itching for another war, that would be an important step," said Walter Mead, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. "When someone is one of the two finalists to be president of the United States, everybody wants to take a closer look."
They will get their chance during the seven-day, taxpayer-funded trip, which includes Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), two of McCain's closest colleagues.
They are also going back to visit Iraq and buy more rugs. The best thing for them is we already know what they'll say. So get your cutting & pasting ready!
Lieberman's WaPo & Wall Street Journal Editorial coming in May & June...see earlier editorials and hold them in abeyance until then.