Tuesday, June 16, 2009

McCain - We are all Iranians Now

Crazy McCain is at it again. Incredibly, I agree with Uber Hack Joe Klein. Per Klein:

"For two years now, John McCain has been entirely consistent on Iran: every last statement he’s made—at least, those that I’ve seen—has been (a) fabulously uninformed and (b) dangerously bellicose. He’s still at it, apparently. There is no question that President Obama’s more prudent path is the correct one right now. There is also no question that the neoconservatives are trying to gin up this situation into an excuse for not engaging with the Iranian government in the near future—and also as a rationale for their dearest, looniest dream, war with Iran.
The point is, neoconservatives like McCain and Wehner just can’t seem to quit their dangerous habit of making broad, extreme statements based on ideology rather than detailed knowledge of the situation in Iran and elsewhere."
That's the big problems with people like McCain. They're always looking for a fight, some war or conflict to start. To them its always 1961 and its time to "bear any burden" and to hell with all that boring domestic stuff - why Paraguay is on the march and must be stopped, its Hitler all over again! Always its the same story - we need to go on a crusade & blow up stuff.

We need to be engaged in the world, but remember what two Presidents said:

"America does not go abroad searching for monsters to destroy" and "Speak Softly, and carry a Big Stick".


Ralph L said...

I had to look it up, but it's "Speak softly..."
Also in Wiki:
Roosevelt described his style of foreign policy as “the exercise of intelligent forethought and of decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis.”

So maybe he isn't the best example.

rcocean said...
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rcocean said...

Thanks Ralph - I changed it.

But I Don't really understand how TR's other quote makes TR a bad example. I'm all in favor of "intelligent forethought" - but I doubt McCain is.

Ralph L said...

decisive action sufficiently far in advance of any likely crisis.
McCain is a big TR fan. I agree he doesn't have TR's brains or education, but they both went after their own party when it suited them.