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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Politically Speaking: How hot is it in Iraq?

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

The post title above isn't a reference to the feverish military
reality in Iraq, but the actual temperature present in the war-torn
country. On the heels of last night's Sioux City visit by Republican
presidential candidate John McCain, who was accompanied by native
Sioux Cityan and hero Bud Day, some news besides McCain's stance on
the war is being made. Got a call this morning from a writer at Slate
magazine, a fine online publication, who wanted to verify a line I
typed from McCain's stop. The Arizona senator praised the soldiers who
serve in Iraq, saying it was the most difficult war duty in history,
since the soldiers lug 40 pound body armor and weapons in 130 degree
heat. It was that temperature that the writer wanted to make sure was
accurate. I responded that the number was as McCain said.


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