Michael Ware heckles McCain at Baghdad press conference

I guess we were out in front of this story, eh? Everyone’s already linked Drudge’s account of the presser so I’ll give you CNN’s version, which studiously avoids mentioning who it was who made McCain so “testy”:

The Arizona Republican, who is one of the war’s most outspoken supporters, became testy when pressed about his recent remarks that there are areas of Baghdad where Americans can travel safely.

“I just came from one,” he said, referring to his trip to the outdoor market, which required a heavy military escort. “I’ve been here many times over the years. Never have I been able to drive from the airport. Never have I been able to go out into the city as I was today.”

McCain further emphasized that his previous remarks did not mean the fight to secure Baghdad was over, but rather, that “things are better and there are encouraging signs.”

I can’t find video anywhere; please tip us if you come across it. In the meantime, here’s the video of Ware’s appearance on Maher’s show from last March that was referenced in Drudge’s story today. He talks about drinking, bad news in Iraq, and drinking to cope with the bad news in Iraq. The interview begins at 7:00 of the first clip if you’re counting up and 3:00 if you’re counting down. It cuts off right before he says, “In fact, I’m drinking now.” That’s where the second clip picks up.

They found two suicide-bomb vests today, by the way. Inside the Green Zone.