John McCain the dream candidate

Thu, 06/12/2008 - 1:18pm
By: jackyldo

Sen. John McCain appeared on the Today Show yesterday morning and continued to promote his idea of a long occupation in Iraq. But whatever merits there may be for his message, his delivery is once again promising to get him into trouble.

When asked if he knew when American troops could start to return home, McCain responded:

"No, but that's not too important. What's important is the casualties in Iraq."

No It's not important to the guys and gals on 3rd or 4th tours.

It's not important to their parent's, wives and kids.

It's not important for the American economy to have $12 billion dollars a month to invest in our country.

The republican's will come up with a buzz word for Obama -- they can't use the obvious one, so it will something spiffy from the Rove playbook like "Radical" or "Leftist"

How about we float one for McCain perhaps "Doddering" as in doddering old fool !

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Submitted by carbonunit52 on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 5:07am.

Undoubtedly this fellow qualifies as a dream candidate, because I have had some pretty bad dreams.

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Submitted by aliquando on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 10:17pm.

Not voting for McCain, just against Obama. The man scares me. He is as far left as you can get and still be on the "reasonable" political spectrum.

Submitted by sageadvice on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 2:22pm.

I am an Independent, but I will vote for McCain this time.

John is too honest for a politician. We expect to be either lied to or smoothed over facts presented to us!

What he meant was that most will come home ASAP, but several Brigades will remain there indefinitely in the "Green Zone" as Police, when called.

We have a similar amount of soldiers in Korea, Germany, Far East, and a few other places as buffers.

One must understand what "coming home" means. McCain is plain talking about it, others aren't.

Why would you think we have built a fortress there, if not to stay in?
We may not leave our aircraft in Iraq---but near-by. The Green Zone will be like Vegas eventually!

You need to research just what we have built there.

Those soldiers whose enlistments have been involuntarily extended for 2-4 tours, are essentially draftees! They will find a way to have what they need.

Submitted by jackyldo on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 3:43pm.

But I must disagree with you re: McCain being too honest.

I find McCain to be anything but straight talk, he flip flops on issues as the wind blows and no one calls him on it.
As guy who touts his military service he has consistently not supported any GI Bills.

I suggest a look at this link, should you care.

This is NOT Korea, Japan or Germany wars ended with an Armistice.
This is a war started on lies and with a goal posts moved monthly to keep our military involved indefinitely. (exactly what Bin Laden wanted).
There is no reason for us to be in the "Fortress" or in any of the 58 permanent bases we are trying to ram down the Iraqi's throats.

The Green Zone will be like Vegas? What are we smoking?

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Submitted by travisstrickland1 on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 6:10pm.

McCain WAS someone I respected as a politician. His record as someone who is willing to work for what is right instead of toe the party line is impeccable. However, in his attempt to make sure the conservative base is there on election he has compromised his values and turned into just another politician willing to say what ever it take to get the votes needed to win. I love McCain's record, as much I a fellow like I can, but his actions lately have left me wanting...Obama.

Regardless, I think the American people are very fortunate this election cycle. I don't think people are going to be voting on who they like the least as much as who they like best this time. That makes me happy. That being said, if McCain is elected, I hope his better instincts come back and this trend toward the right of the Republican party stops. But, I think, even running against a fairly inexperienced "black" man, he will still lose.

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Submitted by aliquando on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 10:22pm.

I have to dissagree with you on the trnd to the right. The GOP has moved to the center over the past 8 years. Look at what began in 93 with Newt. I do not agree with his personal choices, but his political mind is right on in my view. There you go, you now have a target to aim at. (dangling participle for you English majors.)

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