Sunday, June 08, 2008

Make No Mistake: McCain's a Neocon

By Robert Parry
June 8, 2008

Since clinching the Republican presidential nomination, John McCain has sought to hide the forest of his neoconservative alignment with George W. Bush amid the trees of details, such as stressing differences over military tactics used in Iraq.

But the larger reality should be clear: McCain is a hard-line neoconservative who buys into Bush’s “preemptive war” theories abroad and his concept of an all-powerful “unitary executive” at home.

Read on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

McCain is as phony as a two dollar bill. First he casually states that we may be in Iraq for "a hundred years"; then he softens his tone and pretends he didn't mean it. He doesn't know who the parties are in Iraq and needs turncoat Lieberman to cue him on which party is which there. He says he wants federal funds, then exceeds the limit for spending his funds, and he would be guilty of a crime if it weren't for the fact that the Federal Election group hasn't got enough members to come down on him. He tells homeowners that he believes they shouldn't get government help because that isn't free enterprise, then he promises help but it's so meager it won't mean much. He calls himself a straight talker, but won't release his wife's tax returns (to show how wealthy she really is). He takes a government disability persion, yet calls himself fit to run. If this isn't the perfect picture of a hypocrite, what is? It also shows how the Media is so screwed up because they take him seriously when he'll say anything, promise anything, to get elected. McCain (who has also been known as "McCave") tends to say what he thinks people want to hear. He often states positions that he can't keep, and the next day will reverse himself. He obviously is a simple man, with a simple one or two track mind, who only believes in the Big Abstractions like "War" and "Military Force" (after all he is a military man) as well as "Capitalism" and the Marketplace". He is a supreme flip-flopper, who says one thing one day and, when caught at it, reverses himself. So beware of being sucked in to his latest quote. Along, shortly, will come another on the same subject that you may or may not like better. This makes it very difficult for anyone who is a true conservative Republican to back him, and if it indicates the kind of irresonsibility it appears to, it may mean more of the Bush agenda with more Iraq involvement and inattention to the economy.