I’ll give McCain credit…at least he’s been there. That’s more than you can say for most of the other “heroes” and “patriots” who are more than willing to send someone else off to die…just not their ass.
The problem here is the most organized group of rebels that have the best chance against Assad and his Hezbollah/Iranian allies is the one led by Al Quaida trained fighters. So when neither side is demonstrably friendly to us, who SHOULD we support?
Ideally we should stop supporting any of them. American meddling in the middle east has gotten us to the point we’re at now.
My original post was merely a comment on the fact that McCain has at least “walked the walk”… Like I said, much more than 99% of the rest of the drum-beating clowns.
Too bad we didn’t learn that lesson before Vietnam and Iraq. Yes, the Vietnam domino DID fall to Communism, but in the long run they ended up selling us stuff and giving tours to their former enemy’s veterans. The regime we were propping up, with the best of intentions, was corrupt and consisted of “Frenchified” leaders, not caring about the needs of regular Vietnamese people. The Communists turned out to be just a big better in the long run, but if we had not prolonged the war, Vietnam could have turned out the same way only sooner.
I honor the people who served in Vietnam (except for the Lt. Calley types who went on war crime rampages), and who did not make the policy, but did their best to defend their country. That includes Senator McCain, who may or may not have learned from the failure to keep Vietnam “French and Catholic.”
You can’t believe how right you are about the French, my friend. Nicholas Sarkosy had his hands really deep in the elections in Kote d’Ivrite (the Ivory Coast), the arming the military that performed the genocides in Liberia, incited the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Libya, and I suspect, without being very clear on it, in the rebellion in Syria. But, they have overlooked in their quest to control the mineral and agricultural resources of these regions that they are dealing with a slippery eel when it comes down to jihadists who are waiting just beneath the surface for their opportunity to take over Northern Africa.
If McCain had his way we would still be in Iraq, sending more of our young people to die there. He is a typical GOP person, they never saw a War they didn’t like. If it wasn’t for his father being an Admiral he would have washed out of flight school, he was a lousy pilot. I was drafted and sent to Nam but that doesn’t mean I believed in that War either.
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“This Administration [the Bush Admin.] also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand. I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom.
“That means no more illegal wire-tapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. No more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war. No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are. And it is not what is necessary to defeat the terrorists. The FISA court works. The separation of powers works. Our Constitution works. We will again set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers, and that justice is not arbitrary.
“This Administration acts like violating civil liberties is the way to enhance our security. It is not.” – Barack Hussein Obozo, August 2007
How do you know that the FISA court works? Have they rejected ANY wiretap requests, for any reason? Are there any actual people on the court, or is it a pure fiction?
Fact of the matter is, the neo-con Pubs are ragging on Obama for being a warlord and continuing war efforts while their shills are trying to drum up more wars. Don’t they even know what each of them are doing or do they even give a shit..