Republican Presidential candidate John McCain is in trouble for sugarcoating the security situation in Iraq. He has retracted statements that he made to CNN's Wolf Blitzer that exaggerated the success of Gen David Petraeus' so-called surge. Last week he traveled to Iraq for a photo-op to illustrate his optimism. He visited Baghdad's al-Shorja Market, the site of a carbomb just two months ago. The senator went rug shopping as proof that civilian commerce has been peacefully restored in its newly-pedestrianized arcades. McCain invited CBS' cameras along for an Exclusive report on 60 Minutes. Scott Pelley gave us a preview by pulling back from the photo-op into a wide shot. McCain's shopping trip was secure because the market was crawling with GIs armed to the teeth. "The tour of the bazaar seemed, well, a little bizarre," Pelley suggested.
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