Monday, February 11, 2008

The McCain Judgment

At age 71, you'd think that wisdom may have some hold on a person's judgments, especially when it comes to war. Obviously John McCain was blind-sided by Cheney, Bush and the rest of the neocons when he foolishly supported the Bush War on Iraq. The sad reality is that he still is, five years later. That ought to worry lots of Americans. Was it those years of torture in Vietnam? We'll never know, but we ought not trust him with the keys to the military.

His other positions, as right-wing pundits would tell you, have vacillated extensively from the party line, but his support for the Bush War on Iraq has never changed. Full support including that telling statement a few weeks back about the possibility of another Hundred Years War.

The evidence of the ruse perpetrated by the Bush-Cheney administration is now crystal clear, even though some dead-enders still cling to the hope of unearthing some WMD's buried in the desert sands. There were none. There were no nukes either. No uranium from Africa. No aluminum tubes for enrichment. No al-Qaeda connection. No threat of a mushroom cloud.

Here's a major clue and a quite frightening one that McCain intends to continue the Bush-Neocon policies in Iraq and the Middle East. Yesterday President Bush said: "there is “no doubt” in his mind that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) is a “true conservative.” “I know his convictions. I know the principles that drive him,” Bush said in an interview with Fox News Sunday, adding, “Look, he’s very strong on national defense. He’s tough fiscally. He believes that tax cuts ought to be permanent. He’s pro-life. I mean…his principles are sound and solid as far as I’m concerned.”

Bush wants to pass the war torch to McCain and he will willingly keep the fires burning.

It was a ruse, a con-game, thought up by neocons with a skewed world vision. Yet, McCain bought it all, every scene in the unfolding skit. He still does. He thinks that by continuing the war [and more wars] that he will be making America safe. He is terribly misguided and those who embrace his warmongering policies are surely uneducated and misguided as well.

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