McCain the Warlord

With all the talk of the “independent vote” McCain is snapping up, it’ll be easy to get swept up in the media glow and view the man as a sane, reason-governed paragon of virtue. As a compromise candidate for a Republican field racked by distasteful failures and disunity.

John’s stance on war is not sane. We’ll do well as an electorate to remember this (ThinkProgress):

NBC’s Nightly News provided further details about McCain’s one-hour guided tour. He was accompanied by “100 American soldiers, with three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships overhead.” Still photographs provided by the military to NBC News seemed to show McCain wearing a bulletproof vest during his visit.

McCain recently claimed that there “are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today.” In a press conference after his Baghdad tour, McCain told a reporter that his visit to the market today was proof that you could indeed “walk freely” in some areas of Baghdad.

Catch that?  Walking through a market with 100 soldiers, helicopters and gunships, and a bulletproof vest, is walking freely.  This man doesn’t see the same world we live in.  So comments like these really make me shiver (Huffington Post):

Sen. John McCain told a crowd of supporters on Sunday, “It’s a tough war we’re in. It’s not going to be over right away. There’s going to be other wars.” Offering more of his increasingly bleak “straight talk,” he repeated the claim: “I’m sorry to tell you, there’s going to be other wars. We will never surrender but there will be other wars.”

Iran?  Syria?  Where will Jolly old McCain drag this country next?  Is he prepared for the cost of war?

“And right now – we’re gonna have a lot of PTSD [post traumatic stress disorder] to treat, my friends,” he said. “We’re gonna have a lot of combat wounds that have to do with these terrible explosive IEDs that inflict such severe wounds. And my friends, it’s gonna be tough, we’re gonna have a lot to do.”

We are no friends of John McCain.  Friends don’t look into the heart of war’s consequences, into shattered spines and amputated legs, into children with hairline fractures in their personalities, and say “it’s gonna be tough”.  These are the words of men who inject us with fear and then offer to sell us security at the sale price of our rights and dignity as a nation.

And this man wants to be our next President.

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4 Responses

  1. War indeed does have terrible consequences, but the consequences of failure to fight may be even worse. We must not surrender to Islamist fascism. We must defeat it at every front: Gaza, the West Bank, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and the Sudan.

    John McCain understands this just and necessary fight.

    This is not World War III. It is World War 1. It began in the seventh century.

  2. “John McCain understands this just and necessary fight.”

    Say what? He understands that he will continue to sacrifice U.S. troops lives to protect foreign borders for 100 years but hire U.S. enemies like Juan Hernandez to serve in his administration to destroy our sovereignty. He understands greed and the savings and loan travesty that he was a direct partner in. He understands nothing of this country or any other for that matter. He really understands self serving actions. He’s a liar and a crook!!! He lies in public and is called out on it and continues to lie. He sucks.

  3. “Isamisti fascism”

    Anybody who uses such terms doesn’t understand what the hell he is talking about that. And flawed historical references don’t help either.

  4. Correction:

    “Islamist”

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