Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Warrior John McCain: Far More Dangerous Than Bush

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~Author Unknown

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain. - Helen Keller

Caught up in his fear that military failure would encourage enemies, McCain can see no alternative to military victory, no matter what the cost.

During the hottest days of the Cold War, Gen. Thomas Power headed the Strategic Air Command, whose nuclear-armed B-52s were meant to deter the Soviet Union. General Power, like many of the Air Force brass at the time, believed that nuclear war with the Soviets was inevitable. He thought the United States would do better to fight that war sooner rather than later and believed we could emerge victorious. "At the end of the war," he argued in 1960, "if there are two Americans and one Russian, we win!"

Listening to John McCain talk about Iraq and Iran, I keep thinking of Power. Counter-insurgency and nuclear obliteration are poles apart, I know. But McCain's insistence on "winning in Iraq," remaining there "until Iraq is secure," and "bomb-bomb-bombing Iran" reveal the same mindset that made General Power so dangerous. Caught up in his fear that a military failure would encourage America's enemies, McCain can see no alternative to military victory, no matter what the cost. This might be a laudable spirit to drum into raw military recruits, but could prove extremely self-destructive in a commander in chief.

By Steve Weissman, TruthOut.org. Please read more at: http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/95373/
A psychiatrist told me that John McCain has all the signs of someone suffering from PTSD, as well as frightening anger issues. He is lusting to start World War Three. Watching John McCain during Rick Warren's Saddleback Church interview, I was dismayed at his trigger-ready, rehearsed, belligerent answers! He seems to lack heart. McCain is like a robot with a screw loose. He'll say ANYTHING, even if it's against his once-good conscience.

I'll take a thoughtful, nuanced man who thinks deeply — like Obama — any day over someone who gives monosyllabic, bossy, political answers. McCain really scares me. He is unstable. When asked about defeating "evil" McCain got on his platform to declare: "I will go to the ends of the earth to destroy Osama Bin Laden!" Haven't we heard this a thousand times? Don't you think Bush would have caught Bin Laden by now if he really wanted to? Wasn't Bush the one who said, "Osama? I don't think about him that much." What on earth is the point of pretending Osama Bin Laden is in the game anymore? Why doesn't Rick Warren or ANYONE bring up the fact that George Bush APPEASED Osama Bin Laden already, and by shutting down our largest air base in Saudi Arabia -- which was one of Bin Laden's demands!? McCain is a robot, an angry robot — who has handed his remote control to Karl Rove.