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McCain Predicts ‘Other Wars’

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Posted on Jan 28, 2008
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He’s not exactly clear on this point, but what Sen. John McCain doesn’t achieve through specificity he drives home through sheer repetition: America can expect “other wars” in the future. In this clip he delivers that warning to his “friends” at a campaign stop in Florida.

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By Bill, February 18, 2008 at 7:58 pm Link to this comment
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I could think of a million things we ought be delightfully engaged in rather than to be searching the net for agreement that ‘it is no longer possible to be paranoid’. A sackful of rats would be preferable to the Mccain Lieberman pairing. Or to Mccain or Lieberman to a man. Never before have zionists been able to so cleanly declare that they, in fact, are running things. By having Mccain and anyone as VP…then guess who’s in charge. It ain’t the moron Mccain. I wouldn’t let this walking waste collect my garbage.

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By Frostedflakes, January 30, 2008 at 10:07 am Link to this comment

Already in power…..
 
  Sure they’re already in power but look at the blatant lies, treasonous acts, stolen elections, and unbridled incompetence and the unbelievably slow recognition of the American populace, and you would be wise to recognize that a coup is going to be necessary to retain power and mind control. Americans living in fear is over (policies of terror),and it is time for full and complete accountability.

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By Frostedflakes, January 30, 2008 at 9:56 am Link to this comment

You’re nothing but a repug apologist. If you value their ideals so much why don’t you quit blogging and start marching. You can pick either war, Iraq or Afghanistan,. And after you return as the great democratic liberator I’ll be the first to sing your praises.

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By Frostedflakes, January 30, 2008 at 9:46 am Link to this comment

No, it doesn’t mean that I’m leaving, but it does mean that we will be getting rid of you and your ilk, willingly or forcefully. Viva la revolucion!!!!

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By Maani, January 29, 2008 at 8:48 pm Link to this comment

I’m not sure which is scarier: that so many people are voting for this war-mongering, Reaganomic moron, or that Giuliani (now thankfully out of the race) is throwing his support behind this war-mongering, Reaganomic moron.

Peace (?)

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By Frank Cajon, January 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm Link to this comment

‘Plastics.’ The material they make body bags out of, and it is where the smart investor in this slaughterhouse of a country will put his money. Well, 40 years on, as the Republicrats are busy sabotaging one another to enable, incredibly in the face of 8 years of horror, genocide, and ecomonic ruin, another GOP victory by this babbling fool. He is the FRONTRUNNER. If there is an election, and I am still optomistic that the Reich may let us have one before taking their military dicatatorship to our streets as they have abroad, this idiot is going to defeat the unelectable harpy the Big Biz have anointed in an effort to sneak her hubby back into the office he desecrated, and we will find our sons and daughters drafted to fight in Iran, Pakistan, Iraq in greater numbers, and Central America. Damn right there will be more wars. That is the only thing McCain knows. He is the most dangerous candidate in the race, edging out those GOP silverbacks who would turn the White House into a church.

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By joe, January 29, 2008 at 6:31 pm Link to this comment
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eso

what are you talking about? did you mistype rome?

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By PatrickHenry, January 29, 2008 at 5:06 pm Link to this comment

Does that apply to Hamas, the elected government of Palistine or to Chavez or the Iranian guy whose name I can’t spell right now?

I think there are alot of unrepresented Palistinians and arabs in Israel who would agree with you.

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By PatrickHenry, January 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm Link to this comment

To remain in power and avoid prosecution.

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By lilmamzer, January 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm Link to this comment

“If Bush or Cheney was stupid enough to attempt a coup, (and clearly they are)”

Why would they attempt a coup when they are already in power????

LMFAO!!!!!!

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By lilmamzer, January 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm Link to this comment

“Say farewell to our once esteemed republic. “

Please pack your bags and catch the next plane to Benghazi. The day you are ready to give up on this country is the day you should leave it to those who care about it.

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By lilmamzer, January 29, 2008 at 12:59 pm Link to this comment

“In school, neither Bush nor McCain was a good student.  Both are stupid. “

Yet both have been remarkably successful in the public realm. Can you claim as much?

You make a classic mistake by underestimating the intelligence of your adversaries. On the field of battle or in the political arena both Bush and McCain would crap chunks of you in their stools. Capiche?

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By lilmamzer, January 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm Link to this comment

A free country.

Countries in which candidates are barred from running because of their political views are repressive, authoritarian, and certainly not free.

That is the vision you have just expressed for the United States of America, and that is shameful, but not surprising, given your previous intolerant statements.

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By Viva La Resistance!!, January 29, 2008 at 7:04 am Link to this comment
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So at what point do we as Americans say Enough is Enough and actually do something about this war mongering administration? What will it take to finally burst the bubble? I guess we can keep waiting complacently…we did for the past 8 years, so whats a little longer…right?

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By PatrickHenry, January 28, 2008 at 3:36 pm Link to this comment

Fortunately for America we have numerous combat veterans who are armed to the teeth and hate the current administration. 

If Bush or Cheney was stupid enough to attempt a coup, (and clearly they are) the entire Blackwater corporation could not quell the violence which would consume a single county in Maryland or Virginia.

The censorship of the media and the manipulation of the peoples vote are becoming so obvious that even the most drugged American can see they are getting lied to.

McCain has again shown his true colors, if elected he has promised more wars.

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By Eso, January 28, 2008 at 2:54 pm Link to this comment

You may think this a bit off the wall, but I suggest you look into A. Fomenko’s analysis of history. As I understand it, the empire started with the oveturn of an empire. Rome was founded after the French, Germans, and English overthrew Constantinople (the Byzantine empire), and the war of expansion on behalf of the so-called West has been going on ever since. Youtube has an interesting adv for those interested in a quick look. The beginning of a solution is, most likely, in overturning history as its been taught to us, reconstructing it, and hoping that the next time we get it right.

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By ocjim, January 28, 2008 at 2:23 pm Link to this comment

I noticed that all those who responded to the curious “probably final State of the Union address tonight” reference in the Washington Post article about Shrub’s State of the Union have been deleted—about 3 or 4 at my last count.

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By Peter RV, January 28, 2008 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment
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McCain is obviously demented, insane and should be locked up as soon as possible. What kind of country have we become when a lunatic such as this is allowed to have a chance to become president?

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By cyrena, January 28, 2008 at 12:59 pm Link to this comment

Louise says, “If we’re not paranoid, it means we’re not paying attention”.

Damn right we can be pardoned for it. We SHOULD be paranoid. Should have been paranoid back in December of 2000, when they orchastrated The Coup.

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By Maani, January 28, 2008 at 12:18 pm Link to this comment

All:

Re JS’s comment, all of you might be interested in the following article.  It is among the best I have read on the question of “empire” and the U.S.‘s “superpower” status.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/magazine/27world-t.html?pagewanted=print

Peace.

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By jackpine savage, January 28, 2008 at 11:29 am Link to this comment

Sen McCain is simply stating the obvious without using the most direct language.  We are an Empire.  There has never been, nor can there be, a peaceful empire.

It may already be too late to turn the ship of state around; if it is not, this year is probably our last chance (and our chances don’t look good).

Rome chose Empire over Republic: they fell violently.  Britain chose Republic over Empire. Though they were mostly forced to; they did a fairly shabby job of divesting themselves of their empire; and to some degree they simply handed it off to America.  An argument could even be made that Russia gave up its Soviet empire (mostly) willingly and managed to save itself as a nation-state.

We refuse to accept that we are an empire, and that is a major part of the problem.  Of course we must pretend that we are not an empire if we wish to keep pretending that we are a republic.

But as empires go, we’re pretty shoddy.

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By P. T., January 28, 2008 at 10:48 am Link to this comment

In school, neither Bush nor McCain was a good student.  Both are stupid.  If McCain is planning on attacking Cuba or Iran or some other country, he should let people know before they vote.  And he should explain where he is going to get the money.

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By Frostedflakes, January 28, 2008 at 9:40 am Link to this comment

A war mongering old coot. This is the best that the repugs can come up with. It simply illustrates how far off track this country has become. His own party wanted nothing to do with this guy simply three months ago, and now he is their front-runner. And what’s even worse is that this idiot actually has a chance of being “selected”. And be sure that his fellow partner in idioticy, Joe “Israel” Liebermann, will be his vice presidential nominee. Say farewell to our once esteemed republic.

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By Maani, January 28, 2008 at 9:22 am Link to this comment

Wow!  I just realized what you quoted from the WP.  And it is the only one of the “major” papers reporting it this way: the NYT, Boston Globe, and the WSJ do not use that qualifier.  Does the WP know something they don’t?  Ot are they just more willing to “leave it open?”

Still, the idea of a “coup” of some sort is not far from the minds of many people, especially given the way Bush/Cheney have been centralizing power in the executive branch: habeus corpus suspended in many cases; undermining the Posse Comitatus Act to allow a president to unilateraly declare martial law; i.e., without the consent of Congress (and Blackwater having a contract with the government to serve as a quasi-National Guard during such emergencies)); a president having the power to unilaterally declare anyone, including an American citizen, an “enemy combatant”; and, if the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act becomes law prior to the elections, the power to declare dissenting speech “treasonous.”

One possibility: a “terrorist attack” (read “false flag operation” like 9/11) on U.S. soil sometime in September or October, giving the Bush administration the opportunity to declare a “national emergency,” and (at least attempt to) postpone the elections, indefinitely.

Another possibility: the GOP attempts to “steal” the election via voting chicanery (Diebold, Voter ID, etc.), but fails.  So the “terrorist attack” occurs between mid-November and the end of the year, giving the Bush administration the opportunity to declare a “national emergency,” and postponing the transfer of power, indefinitely.

Think it can’t happen here?  Think again.

Peace.

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By DennisD, January 28, 2008 at 8:55 am Link to this comment
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I’d say “1984” has already arrived - “oceania, eurasia and eastasia all perpetually at war with each other”. - George Orwell “1984”.

The Neocon’s can hardly contain themselves. An American economy in the toilet just means more “recruits” for the military. I can’t wait to see “Big Brother” give his speech and watch all the D & R lackeys shake hands and congratulate themselves on the job they’ve done f**king up this country.

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By Maani, January 28, 2008 at 8:45 am Link to this comment

“McCain Predicts Other Wars to Come.”

Wait a minute.  This guy is basically telling us that, not only would he like to be in Iraq “for 100 years,” but that he is likely to engage in more wars as well.  He is TELLING us that he is a war-monger.

And there are people who want to VOTE for this guy?

Yikes!

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By ocjim, January 28, 2008 at 8:42 am Link to this comment

There has been a lot of speculation about Shrub attacking Iran. Is this one of the additional wars McCain is talking about? Is this why Michael in the Washington Post actually said “probably the final State of the Union address”?

I believe you can pardon us for being almost paranoid about the tyrant Bush. He has committed so many dastardly, tyrannical deeds that none would have predicted: a virtual coup to gather almost dictatorial powers while waging an unnecessary war, torturing, domestic spying, polluting our minds and the air, and redistributing income toward the rich.

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By Eso, January 28, 2008 at 7:09 am Link to this comment

An article today in the Washington Post with regard to the upcoming State of the Union speech:

“...Today, the president is getting little credit for improved security in Iraq, as the public increasingly focuses on a struggling U.S. economy.

That is the problem Bush faces as he prepares to deliver his seventh and probably final State of the Union address tonight.”

Note the word “probably” in the second paragraph. Why just “probably”? I believe I know why. Make a good guess.

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