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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:04 PM
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The Madness of John McCain- The American Conservative Magazine
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 07:12 PM by Ichingcarpenter



February 11, 2008 Issue
Copyright 2008 The American Conservative

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 McCains reputation as a maverick is no recent contrivance. The senator first captured the media spotlight in September 1983, not long after hed been elected to his first term in the House, when he voted against President Reagans 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 yesterdayby 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.>>>>Sippy


In the warmonger sweepstakes now taking place among the major GOP presidential contenders, John McCain out-demagogued even Rudy Giuliani, whose studied belligerence seems narrowly centered on the Middle East. McCains enmity is universal: if he were president, in addition to taking on the Arabs and the Persians, wed soon be at loggerheads with the Russians. The G-8, he says, should be a club of leading market democracies: It should include Brazil and India but exclude Russia. Putins Russia, he claims, is revanchist and surely qualifies as one of those rogue states that threaten our values. If we take him at his word, President McCain would launch a campaign for regime change in Moscow, just as we did in Iraq.





Edited for LinK............ http://www.amconmag.com/2008/2008_02_11/cover.html


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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:24 PM
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1. McCain: maybe the term 'pukagogue needs to be coined for this demagoguing
bellicose belligerent 'puke. :D
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:30 PM
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3. I knew that Pat Buchanan didn't like him but geez
Since McCain is out of the Media Radar after his win
I have to like a conservative Magazine that puts him their cover
and main story as a warmongering mad man.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:25 PM
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2. Insane McCain! First the monkey man and now a crazy with a
questionable resume. There are a lot of disputed stories about Senator McCain accident on the USS Forestal Aircraft Carrier.

John McCain and the USS Forrestal Aircraft Carrier.

http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/hist...
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:02 PM
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6. So exactly what were the disputed stories about McCain. He was in a suspicious location, wasn't he?
"Lt. Cmdr. Robert "Bo" Browning one of the pilots due for launch with many others, he was seated in the cockpit of his fueled and armed Skyhawk; the plane was spotted way aft, to port. Lt. Cmdr. John S. McCain III said later he heard a "whooshy" sound then a "low-order explosion" in front of him. Suddenly, two A-4s ahead of his plane were engulfed in flaming jet fuel JP-5 spewed from them. A bomb dropped to the deck and rolled about six feet and came to rest in a pool of burning fuel.


The awful conflagration, which was to leave 132 Forrestal crewmen dead, 62 more injured and two missing and presumed dead, had begun."

It's a lengthy account, but other than the material I cut and pasted above, I saw no reference to McCain. Many, many other men were mentioned for their heroic actions to save their shipmates. Why wasn't McCain mentioned? And if there was an explosion in front of his plane, did he accidentally or carelessly or negligently fire a weapon on his plane, causing the "whooshy" sound, followed by a "low-order explosion" in front of him? I know that as the son and grandson and namesake of two Navy Admirals, there would have been tremendous pressure not to name or blame him, but the way this account is written up sounds like the closest the writer could come to connect-the-dots - that McCain was the likely cause of the whole deadly incident.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:46 PM
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4. Putin's Russia is a worse dictatorship than the Saudis' Arabia
Don't ask me to define: revanchist
:ok: that's the funniest take I have seen on hypnotoad. :rofl:
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:00 PM
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5. Here is a larger version





:hi: :rofl:
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:11 PM
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7. I liked when hypnotoad won the sheep herding competition
I just "discovered" that show on Comedy Central. Nine o'clock is the new eight o'clock for me! :hi:
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