You’ve probably kept up with the story, so we’ll just quickly recap here:
Obama declines McCain’s invitation – says a joint visit would just be a political stunt – but he might be able to squeeze in a solo this summer – during which his campaign says they would want to “see what sort of difficulties [the troops are] facing and see how it is that we can begin to carefully remove them”.
So where does that leave us?
With a Hillary content to stay on the sidelines with this storyline, that’s where.
In her campaign stops, Clinton customarily pauses to praise McCain for his service to the country before going on to criticize his policy positions and cast them as a continuation of the Bush administration. But as she campaigns in South Dakota in advance of its Tuesday primary, Clinton added an extra recollection to her intro. “I have the highest respect and regard for Sen. McCain, he and I have actually gone to Iraq and Afghanistan together,” she said
What she didn’t say is that Obama is a wimp for being too scared to go with McCain.
She didn’t have to.
Some things can be left unsaid and still be understood.
MORE: And yes, Hillary knows the risks associated with a visit to Iraq. The political/public relations risks, that is.
UPDATE: Thanks Glenndapundit!