the incumbent president controls the military. no matter how ineffectual or comical he may seem at times, President Bush can create a crisis overseas to swing the election toward McCain. right now, the NY Times has a story about afghanistan which seems ominous and tailor made for McCain’s campaign. the republican party is not above using W to manipulate afghanistan’s situation in order to strike fear into the hearts of voters. they would stoop to nothing and we all know W would gladly play along. what i speak of here is treasonous behavior but i do not say it lightly. beware republican guile. they are ruthless and very smart. enjoy the polls but beware. two weeks of incessant news reports about a crisis in afghanistan would play into McCain’s hands quite nicely.