Tuesday, March 18, 2008

McCain: if it's called a "War", I'm all for it

A few weeks ago McCain famously stated he sees the U.S. in Iraq for at least 100 more years. A few months ago, McCain set his desire to "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" to the tune of a Beach Boys song. McCain loves the military, loves to see it used to project American power in every nook and cranny of the globe.

No thought is apparently given to how much this might cost in terms of blood and/or treasure. Likewise, no thought is given to how this might affect America's international reputation or whether, given the totality of circumstances, this actually promotes American interests. The very idea of our military being in foreign countries blowing stuff up and killing people is what McCain loves.

Similarly, McCain loves our War On Drugs (McCain: Step up drug war). No matter how much it costs, no matter how much harm it does or how counterproductive it might be, he's in favor of it. I doubt he has given more than a fleeting moment's thought to the principles on which this "War" is based, or to the people who are actually affected by it. Or to its deleterious effect on our freedom and individual liberties. Or the disrespect for law and law enforcement that it engenders among the citizens of this country.

No, it is a War, and we Refuse to Retreat. We Refuse to Give In. We Will Achieve Victory.

1 comment:

Gleemonex said...

This is TOTAL FUCKING INSANITY. And that goes triple when it comes out of the mouth of a guy who spent five years in a fucking BAMBOO CAGE. My GOD. Don't you think the American people are owed at least a peek into a good, thorough psych eval on this guy?