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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 04:09 PM
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McCain More Hawkish Than Bush on Russia, China, Iraq
Source: Yahoo News

John McCain is at least as determined as George W. Bush to stay the course in Iraq and more confrontational than the president on foreign policy issues ranging from Russia and China to North Korea.

The perception that McCain is less bellicose than the administration is belied by his own positions. He's skeptical about Bush's plan to provide nuclear fuel to North Korea. He has signaled he would be tougher on China. And he called Russia's elections ``rigged'' even as Bush said he wanted a ``close'' relationship with the president-elect.

``On Russia and China, he is clearly more hawkish than Bush,'' said Ken Weinstein, chief executive officer of the Hudson Institute, a research group in Washington.

McCain, 71, an Arizona senator, departs for Europe and the Middle East this week, having weathered the contest for the Republican presidential nomination with his image as an internationalist on foreign policy largely intact.

Democrats are eager to challenge the notion of the former prisoner of war as a leader who understands the costs and consequences of armed conflict.

``This is a man who hasn't seen a country he doesn't want to bomb or invade,'' said Ivo Daalder, a former National Security Council aide in the Clinton administration who has advised Democrat Barack Obama in his run for the White House.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20080312/pl_bloomberg...



OMG we can't let this guy get in there. If he does, I fear we haven't seen the worst yet. :nuke:

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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 04:22 PM
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1. Excellent. The campaign commercials for the GE are writing themselves.
Keep it up, Mr. Sex With Lobbyist.
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 05:21 PM
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2. About as hawkish as Hillary.
Which is to say: between the madman and the madwoman, there's not a dime's worth of difference.
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Megahurtz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 06:49 PM
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3. They are two peas in a pod. n/t
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 06:57 PM
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4. McCain is a War Monger
and brain washed

He's scarier than Bush
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 08:11 PM
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6. Here comes the draft. + he's not the Mr Straight/Clean talk when it comes to
earmarks.

The anti-earmark McCain asked for 10 million dollars for the William Rehnquist library in Arizona.


http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/30741.html
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 07:06 PM
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5. That's because Bush has been lying to McCain.
Bush knows (or at least has been told) about how engineering battalions and service units are pulling foot patrol duty in Iraq, how four-man mercenary teams "control" multi-block districts by shooting at anyone who stares at them, how a distressing proportion of our people in uniform are displaying symptoms of PTSD. Bush hasn't told any of that to the Senate yet.

You watch. If they get close enough to steal it again, McCain will change his tune within a matter of weeks of taking over the job.
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