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By Jose Antonio Vargas
On the Internet, mockery is the sincerest form of flattery.

And so it goes with the thespians of a Los Angeles-based troupe and their video, "john.he.is." It's a spoof of will.i.am's pro-Barack Obama video "Yes We Can," now viewed nearly 3 million times since its debuted last week.

Filmed in black and white, with actors singing over Sen. John McCain's speeches and interviews, the parody inextricably links the Arizona senator with the Iraq war. Towards the end the nearly two minute video, after McCain says, "I don't think Americans are concerned if we're [in Iraq] for a hundred years or a thousand years or a ten thousand years," the screen reads: "IRAQ WITHDRAWAL DATE: 12,008. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT IN NOVEMBER. McCAIN 08. LIKE HOPE, BUT DIFFERENT."

The video was uploaded early today. As of 6 p.m. Monday, it's been viewed nearly 190,000 times.

By Web Politics Editor  |  February 11, 2008; 6:22 PM ET
Categories:  John McCain , Making the Rounds  
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