That John McCain now feels he should be telling easily debunked, bald-faced lies about Iraq really does make you wonder. Which seems like as good a time as any to note that Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano came by The American Prospect‘s offices on Friday afternoon. In talking about her state, she noted how much of the local economy is driven by defense contractors. And, indeed, as you’ll see here in The Arizona Republic, “The escalating cost of fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is eroding funding for some longer-term defense projects, but contractors in Arizona continue to benefit from government spending to support troops in the field.”
War, in short, is good for business in Arizona. And yet, Saint John McCain’s strident militarism never gets discussed on these terms — is never seen as something on a par with how Carl Levin loves cars and Joe Biden loves credits cards.