Steve Chapman: “McCain’s Consistent Folly on Iraq”. There’s a lot of folly in there and, in a lot of ways, Chapman’s just scratching the surface. To really put McCain’s thinking on Iraq in context, you need to recall his role in the 1990s in building up Ahmed Chalabi and other related antics. Almost all Republicans have been willing to say and do absurd things on behalf of the Iraq War since the Bush administration chose to take the party in that direction. But McCain is one of the handful of major actors in actively pushing the GOP in that direction.