Monday, February 4, 2008

Invade the World, Invite the World -McCain - the Ultimate Neocon

The Madness of John McCain

A militarist suffering from acute narcissism and armed with the Bush Doctrine is not fit to be commander in chief.

by Justin Raimondo

John McCain’s reputation as a maverick is no recent contrivance. The senator first captured the media spotlight in September 1983, not long after he’d been elected to his first term in the House, when he voted against President Reagan’s decision to put American troops in Lebanon as part of a multinational “peacekeeping” force. One of 27 Republicans to break with the White House, the freshman McCain made a floor speech that reads as if it might have been written yesterday—by Ron Paul:

The fundamental question is: What is the United States’ interest in Lebanon? It is said we are there to keep the peace. I ask, what peace? It is said we are there to aid the government. I ask, what government? It is said we are there to stabilize the region. I ask, how can the U.S. presence stabilize the region?... The longer we stay in Lebanon, the harder it will be for us to leave. We will be trapped by the case we make for having our troops there in the first place.

What can we expect if we withdraw from Lebanon? The same as will happen if we stay. I acknowledge that the level of fighting will increase if we leave. I regretfully acknowledge that many innocent civilians will be hurt. But I firmly believe this will happen in any event.

Now insert “Iraq” where McCain said “Lebanon.” It’s as if McCain the Younger foresaw our present predicament and taunted his future incarnation, showing that wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age.

The media is strongly behind McCain (the New York Times endorsed him) voters are misled by his outright lying about cracking down on illegal immigrants - apparently they have already forgotten that he co-authored the amnesty bill with Kennedy. While the New York Times and other mainstream media is busy spreading lies about Ron Paul and meticulously going over his news letters from 20 years ago, they ignore the pluthra of scandals McCain has been involved in, and take his word and statements at face value, while ridiculing or obscuring Pauls.

The media has become the conduit that people learn about the candidates and they are outright lying and tipping the scales in favor of candidates who will carry out personal agendas.

If the election comes down to Hillary and McCain, buy a gun you'll need it in few years.

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