Wishful Thinking Solves All Problems

A lot of attention focused yesterday on John McCain's audaciously hopeful plan to win the war in Iraq though the power of positive thinking, but if you bore down into his speech you see that vague aspirations are actually going to accomplish all sorts of wonderful stuff by 2013.

John Boonstra, for example, is confused about McCain's plan for a coalition of countries with no leverage over Sudan to successfully pressure Sudan into resolving the conflict in Darfur. What he's not considering is that McCain would really like this to happen and would like to emphasize that it'd be really great if it worked.