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John McCain Loved Webb's "Lost Soldiers"

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A shirtless man walked toward them along a mud pathway. His muscles were young and hard, but his face was devastated with wrinkles. His eyes were so red that they appeared to be burned by fire. A naked boy ran happily toward him from a little plot of dirt. The man grabbed his young son in his arms, turned him upside down, and put the boy’s penis in his mouth.

When we saw that literary brilliance, penned by Virginia Democrat James Webb, candidate for Senate, which seemingly describes not just pedophilia, but incest, we thought, "there go the Dems, trying to be like Republicans again. Poseurs!"And then we were poised to burn Webb at the cross because even in fiction there should be other ways to describe things than thru nude boys, running, and penises.

But then we ran across this seal of approval of "Lost Soldiers", from which the quote comes from, by no other than Republican John McCain who said this of the apparent sleaze:

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“James Webb’s new novel paints a portrait of a modern Vietnam charged with hopes for the future but haunted by the ghosts of its war-torn past. It captures well the lingering scars of the war, and exposes the tension between the dynamism of a new generation and the invisible bondage of an older generation for whom wartime allegiances, and animosities, are rendered no less vivid by the passage of time. A novel of revenge and redemption that tells us much about both where Vietnam is headed and where it has been.” - Senator John McCain

So we're good, and can't wait for Drudge to update that page of quotes.