John McCain would like us to believe that he was some kind of uber-prescient early critic of the Bush administration’s tactics in Iraq but it’s just not so. Barack Obama warned before the war that disaster was likely, McCain cheerleaded for war. Then when the war appeared to be going well, McCain thought Bush and Rumsfeld were fantastic. Then when the war very clearly wasn’t going well, McCain started opportunistically turning on them. That’s nice, I suppose, but it’s still a record of badly flawed judgment.