Friday, February 01, 2008

John McCain Wants You To Be Prepared for More Wars

John McCain recently warned supporters that there would be more wars, and that there would be a continuation of the Bush Administrations Iraq policy under a McCain administration.

This comes a few months after his "Bomb Iran" joke (although he wasn't joking at all). A vote for John McCain- the biggest war hawk in Congress- would almost certainly be a vote for more military disasters, particularly in the Middle East.

McCain also made provacative statements regarding Russia within the past few days. It is true that the U.S. should take another look at Russia, but this must be done by skilled diplomats. In fact, it is because of U.S. arrogance and neglect, under both the Clinton and G.W. Bush administrations, that the U.S. - Russia relationship has deteriorated to where it is today. I'm just bothered by the idea of a clumsy guy like McCain handling U.S. - Russia relations. Having macho military idiots on both sides, with each one trying to upstage the other... it could just lead to all sorts of problems. This is also a time when Russia has resumed its Cold War military posture...flying near U.S. and NATO territory, often without notifying U.S. authorities of what they are doing. An idiot like McCain could easily overreact to something...and shoot down a Russian plane, sink a Russian ship...etc.

McCain is one of the "Old Guard" foreign policy thinkers, who would love to bring back the Cold War past. He has expressed an interest in doing so numerous times. Is that really what we want to go back to?

Unfortunately, having Hillary Clinton has the Dumbacratic Party's nominee, McCain will have a real shot at winning the White House. Several Head to Head matchups already show McCain beating both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama....and the Republican machine has not even been plugged in yet. The McCain vs. anybody scenario was the one that I was most worried about. I predicted that he would get the Republican nomination back in 2005. Back then, most expected McCain and Clinton to be the nominees... If you look back into the Mirror on America archives (2006) you will see that I pretty much expected McCain to win.

The nightmare scenarios on both sides seem to be materializing.

God Help Us.

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