Au contraire, says the Times, rushing to defend the spot: “In the commercial, Mr. McCain’s words speak for themselves, not misstated as they have been on the campaign trail as though he called for 100 years of war.” Really? 100 years of war versus 100 years of peaceful occupation on the German and Japanese model: If you didn’t know which one McCain had proposed, what would this ad lead you to believe he’d said?

Exit question: When does the first RNC ad targeting Tony “A century, hopefully” McPeak drop?

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