Defiantly denying that he was wrong when he said, “We have drawn down to pre-surge levels,” John McCain said the following:
I said we have drawn down. And we have drawn down.
This is a novel argument: if you lop off the end of a sentence, and the new version is true, then the original sentence was therefore also true. Let’s see how this strategy would apply in other cases:
“The dog ate my homework” is true because “The dog ate” is true.
“Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction” is true because “Saddam Hussein has weapons” is true.
It works! You can justify all kinds of nonsense using the McCain method…