McCain’s Secret Plan to Capture Bin Laden (Updated)
Apparently, John McCain has confided to reporters that he has a secret plan to capture Osama bin Laden.
So Washington Wire was wondering, what does McCain know that President Bush and the Pentagon don’t about how to sweep up America’s most elusive enemy.
“One thing I will not do is telegraph my punches. Osama bin Laden will be the last to know,” he said today while riding on the back of his bus between Florida events. In other words: he’s not telling. Why not share his strategy with the current occupant of the White House? “Because I have my own ideas and it would require implementation of certain policies and procedures that only as the president of the United States can be taken.”
Honestly, when I first read this I thought it was a joke, but that does not seem to be the case. Frankly, this is just absurd posturing on McCain’s part. If he actually had a strategy to capture bin Laden, one would think that all of his “straight talk” about duty and honor would lead him to share this strategy with the folks in charge now.
At any rate, feel free to speculate what the “secret plan” is in the comments below. Personally, I think that Sylvester Stallone’s endorsement of McCain is no coincidence. Clearly, McCain simply plans to hypnotize Stallone into thinking that Stallone really is John Rambo, whereupon Stallone will be dropped into Afghanistan to get bin Laden once and for all.
Any other speculations?
Update (Dave Schuler)
I hope this isn’t taken as undue disrespect for Sen. McCain but all I could think of after reading Alex’s post was the following:
I think the resemblance is startling.