Exactly on target. As someone pointed out a couple of weeks ago, John McCain is the only candidate for the presidency that has actually fought and suffered for this country. Someone tried besmirching Senator McCain recently by saying he was not a hero. I am sorry, but in my book, he, like all combat veterans is a hero. Not only did he serve six years in the Hanoi Hilton. He had his fighter shot out from under him on the deck of his carrier. A Zuni missile fired from a nother plane and hit McCain's plane. He climbed out of the cockpit, walked along a fuel hose like a tightrope and from what I was told, started helping other naval personnel to safety. He is the kind of man I want for a CIC.
The United States is a nation, not a charity organization and we exist for the defense and common welfare of citizens of the United States - and NOT anyone else. Screw the coalition, Iraq and the United Nations. It doesn't matter to me if it was a coalition of every single nation in the world except for Iraq. We need to take care of ourselves, and not them. We're still footing part of the bill for something that is really not our problem at all. I remember the atrocities committed by Saddam on his people. That was horrible. We are obligated to condemn his actions and possibly to refuse to trade if he has used brutal labor practices.toreskha - tunnel vision in the extreme. Just my 2 cents. The history, the lives lost even before we went into Iraq (remember the Kurd and Shiia being buchered and gased?), are all too complex to cover credibly in a blog statement. Remember, it is not a U.S. only endeaver, but a coalition, however limited, sanctioned by the United Nations (a disgusting orginization!). The passion on each side of this is insurmountable, and will not be cleared up until the historians in 20-40- or more years disect it. I personally feel it was morally correct to do, but tactically misshandled (that's called 20-20 hind sight!).
I'm very thankful for John Mcains service to our country. He is a man of bravery and honor. He was a POW and a hero. But....................That doesn't automatically make him a good presidential candidate or the best one.
For nothing, apparently. Somalia is Somalia's problem.I agree with Toreskha. Any time we make the decision to put American troops in harm's way, we better be damn sure that we are going to benefit from it. Case in point, the conflict in Somalia; the United States had absolutely nothing to gain from intervening there, yet we lost 300 soldiers there, and for what?
It's hardly fair to say that McCain equals Bush, as they are strikingly different people with differing policies.Mcain equals Bush. No way in hades i would vote for that. If thats what experience means then i don't want it.
Mcain equals Bush. No way in hades i would vote for that. If thats what experience means then i don't want it.