October 6, 2009

McCain and Brothers Outside What Might Have Been Mac's Residence Following Afpak Thrust

Yesterday's Afpak meet-up was the first meeting between GOP honchos, including John McCain, and Obama at the White House in six months.

Yesterday was the first meeting between GOP honchos and Obama at the White House in six months. (Remember McCain’s last?)

According to Politico, Mac did his best to get under the President’s skin over the war strategy. Unfortunately, there are no images I could find of the fireworks inside. But then, given this shot of Maverick leaning back and appreciating the view (along with this pic, greeting Pelosi upon entrance, also telegraphing John’s frame of mind), who needs more?

By the way, notice the reference to “raging” in this novella of a caption.

(image: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images. caption: House Minority Leader John Boehner (C), R-OH, chats with Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member John McCain (L), R-AZ, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, near the West Wing after a meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan with US President Barack Obama October 6, 2009 at the White House in Washington, DC. Obama Tuesday sat down with senior lawmakers driving a raging debate on US Afghan strategy, as he works towards a decision on whether to send thousands more troops to war. Democratic and Republican leaders plus top members of key congressional committees met the president at the White House touting sharply conflicting visions of the next steps in the unpopular eight-year US military operation. Obama is methodically working through an internal policy review after US commander General Stanley McChrystal warned the war could be lost within a year without more troops, and reportedly asked for 40,000 more men.)

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