Within a month [of 9/11/2001] he made clear his priority. “Very obviously Iraq is the first country,” he declared on CNN. By Jan. 2,  Mr. McCain was on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, yelling to a crowd of sailors and airmen: “Next up, Baghdad!”
Now, as Mr. McCain prepares to accept the Republican presidential nomination, his response to the attacks of Sept. 11 opens a window onto how he might approach the gravest responsibilities of a potential commander in chief.
"bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb [fill in country here]"