A reader catches a Freudian slip from the McCain blogger conference call:

Is this correct?

UPDATE I (2:46 p.m.): The senator clarified his thoughts on Iraq a bit later in the call..."What Petraeus is going to say is not that we can start to withdraw," Mr. McCain said.

Its only August 2nd...how does McCain know what Petraeus is going to say come September? Has the Congressional testimony already been typed by Karl Rove's staff and delivered to McCain? Does Petraeus have his copy, yet? Will he be allowed to edit it?

I have no idea. But I suspect Petraeus has been told what to say. He takes orders. That's his job.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.