<center><b>waste:</b> to spend or use carelessly</center> <blockquote>"Americans are very frustrated, and they have every right to be..."We've wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives."</blockquote> Seems that John McCain, made a Freudian slip, saying what he actually thought rather than what the right wing-nut base of the GOP wants to hear which is "Everything is wonderful in Iraq!". In a lame, flat apology, McCain stated that "“I should have used the word, sacrificed...", so let's look at the word "sacrifice". <center><b>sacrifice:</b> to suffer loss of, give up, renounce, injure, or destroy especially for an ideal, belief, or end</center> "Sacrifice" is also appropriate to describe the losses our troops have suffered in Iraq. They have been sacrificed...sacrificed on the bloody altars of this administration's failed foreign policy and the neo-con fantasy of US hegemony in the region. So yes, Senator McCain is right, our troops have been sacrificed and for no better a cause than the messianic visions of a failed president.