Obama's Glass House

As noted in a Corner post today, Senator Barack Obama stated that he did not believe that the current course in Iraq was not working, and then insulted fellow Senator John McCain with the following statement:
"Senator McCain clearly believe[s] the course we are on in Iraq is working, but I do not.

And if there ever was a reflection of that it's the fact that Senator McCain required a flack jacket, ten armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks ago."
That is pretty rich. Especially given that Obama asked for early Secret Service protection here in a country where there are no IEDs, suicide bombers, sectarian reprisals, or civil war. All of those things exist in Baghdad, and any American of import will be afforded similar protection from the military, whether they want it or not. While there have been unspecified threats to Obama, if we gave Secret Service protection to every politician who received threats, we would be running thin on agents.

For Obama to make fun of McCain for having tight security seems slightly hypocritical, wouldn't you say?

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