Juxtaposition of the Day: John McCain’s Increasing Crotchetiness Edition

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U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks to the media prior to the debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University on October 22, 2012 in Boca Raton, Florida. The focus for the final presidential debate before Election Day on November 6 is foreign policy.
John McCain being crotchety. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

How John McCain Responded to Colin Powell's Endorsement of Barack Obama in 2008:

“Well, I’ve always admired and respected General Powell. We’re longtime friends. This doesn’t come as a surprise ... I respect and continue to respect and admire Secretary Powell.’’

How John McCain Responded to Colin Powell's Endorsement of Barack Obama in 2012:

Yesterday: "Well, I’m just saddened because, you know, I used to be a great admirer of Colin Powell. We were friends. I think one of the sad aspects of his career is going to the United Nations Security Council and telling them things about Iraq that were absolutely false."

Today: “Colin Powell, interestingly enough, said that Obama got us out of Iraq. But it was Colin Powell, with his testimony before the U.N. Security Council, that got us into Iraq.”