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John McCain: War = Bad

Posted on Jun 6, 2008
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee (still waiting for the handy acronym here, people) John McCain has a new advertisement that makes a play for the anti-war crowd with his bold pronouncement: “I hate war.” All right, but how does his latest incarnation explain the liberties he once took with a certain Beach Boys surf classic?

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By NOBAMA '08, November 3, 2008 at 3:54 pm Link to this comment
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By Kozlowski, July 21, 2008 at 11:13 am Link to this comment
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McCain is keeping on running ads like this. His latest ad called “Love” plays off the patriotism versus anti-war issue. I think that the McCain campaign was influenced by my letter to the editor in the New York Times. Now, they are calling John McCain a patriot and the generations that are anti-war unpatriotic!

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By Kozlowski, June 19, 2008 at 5:17 am Link to this comment
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I called Senator McCain on his bullshit in a national newspaper, The New York Times. You lose, McCain! The great Kozlowski is smarter than you.

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By Paolo, June 8, 2008 at 6:05 pm Link to this comment

Actually, McCain loves war. Why else would he constantly support war as the answer to most of our international problems?

He supported an absolutely unnecessary war against Iraq, based on ginned-up accusations (aka “lies”) and sexed-up “intelligence.”

He supports pre-emptive action against Iran, a country which is no threat whatsoever to the US, hasn’t attacked anyone in over 200 years, has a GNP about the size of Denmark’s, and has every right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes as signatory to the NPT.

Actually, the guy is a lunatic. He is a red-faced, foul-mouthed, ill-tempered little man. Every time you hear his raspy, ingratiating “my friends,” the hair should stand up on the back of your neck.

With just a little coaching, he could do a perfect imitation of Peter Lorre in “M.” Except he could never win the sympathy of the audience, as Lorre did.

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By ImpeachTheCriminals, June 8, 2008 at 4:49 am Link to this comment

McCain or some staffer in his campaign got the idea that many Americans believe he loves war - all wars, any wars, past, present and future wars, the current War in Iraq, and the war that many top US officials are planning against Iran at this moment.  Maybe they did a focus group and found that out.  They concluded that being perceived as a war-lover will not help his image with voters.  They therefore developed an ad designed to counteract that image.  End of story, except for the inconvenient fact that he really does love war.  He is psychotic and dangerous, in exactly the same way as CheneyBush.

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By Linda, June 7, 2008 at 6:05 pm Link to this comment
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How many candidates say they will not raise taxes, but the promises does not hold.  Of course then it will be Congress’s fault.  How are we going to pay for the mess left behind by the Bush administration? 

Former Senator, Phil Gramm, Texas (oil companies) McCain’s primacy financial advisor was a major contributor to the current financial crisis.

Foreclosure Phil
Years before Phil Gramm was a McCain campaign adviser and a lobbyist for a Swiss bank at the center of the housing credit crisis, he pulled a sly maneuver in the Senate that helped create today’s subprime meltdown.” 

Phil Gramm, Bill Clinton, and the Sub-Prime Financial Mess
Listen to Michael Greenberger on NPR’s Fresh Air

How McCain’s Top Economic Adviser Helped Create Subprime Meltdown

Bear Stearns, Housing Subprime, Enron, Gas Prices - Former Senator Phil Gramm

Read about Enron

HUGE: Phil Gramm Ties to High Gas Prices

McCain Defends Enron Loophole

his chief economic adviser Phil Gramm also wants to stop its proposed regulation of energy futures trading, a market that was famously abused when Enron Corp. manipulated California’s electricity prices in 2001.

Subprime Housing Foreclosures
“Gramm was the biggest of the big guns behind the 1999 repeal of the banking regulations — the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act — which was officially called The Financial Services Modernization Act.”

Michael Greenberger is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and the director of the University’s Center for Health and Homeland Security.  Greenberger is a former Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  He has also testified before congress two or three times a year for several years.

In this highly educational interview, Mr. Greenberger discusses how Phil Gramm led repeal of Depression-era banking regulations:

Gasoline Prices
“In the long term, gasoline prices will soon continue their rapid rise, because those prices have little relationship to supply/demand factors (and) are being manipulated upward by energy traders,” he said.

“In the long term, gasoline prices will soon continue their rapid rise, because those prices have little relationship to supply/demand factors (and) are being manipulated upward by energy traders,” he said.

June 26, 2002 | Foxes guarding the chicken coop - President Bush’s nominees to the agency that should have regulated Enron instead helped write the rules that let the company do whatever it wanted in the first place. By Damien Cave — Judging by President Bush’s two nominees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), who appeared at Senate hearings on Tuesday, the answer is no.

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By Political Insurgent, June 7, 2008 at 10:05 am Link to this comment

Dennis Kucinich for Vice President!!!!!

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By Grousefeather, June 7, 2008 at 8:44 am Link to this comment
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I don’t fully understand how McCain deserves our respect. He’s ALLEDGED to be a “war hero” for flying a jet over a third world country pushing buttons and pulling levers dropping bombs and shooting rockets into cities and towns primarily occupied by civilans? Given the plethora of lies and distortions spawned by our government about Jessica Lynch, Pat Tillman, John Kerry, and many others, why should we believe what’s being said about John McCain’s heroism?

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By xypher, June 7, 2008 at 8:21 am Link to this comment

is a liar.

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By Purple Girl, June 7, 2008 at 7:20 am Link to this comment

I am humbling suggesting Sen Chuck Hagel be considered for Obama’s VP. We need a person who can not only cut the legs out from under this armbreaking self congradulatory mantra, We need someone to show It’s not what you did so bravely 40 yrs ago - it is what you have done Since. And proof that by serving and supporting a degranged Executive branch is NOT Patriotism. A reminder that they Took an Oath to US and Our constitution when they entered Public Service too!
I’d also like to attack this NeoCon Highjacking from both sides- as they did to US by spending the last 30 yrs Dividing and Conquering the very foundation of our Country.
Let the REAL Demcorats show they are Truely Color Blind, support a patriot no matter what his ‘color’ for VP! I personally would love to see a comeback from th eOld School Republicans- Admireable and formidible Foes who can be a little ‘Tight waddish’ and staunch defenders of a Small Gov’t influence in our daily lives. I wouldn’t mind even a little more ‘isolationism’- we need to get Corps to pull their hands out of the Immoral and Unethical ‘Cookie jar’
Cut the Legs Out From Under this Deceiver….

OBAMA/HAGEL ‘08!!!!!

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By R. Shock, June 7, 2008 at 5:29 am Link to this comment
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John may hate WAR, which I don’t doubt.  But, it may be his first instinct to go to war instead of weighing all the options.  From the way he has pounced on other members in the Senate, when he feels slighted may be an indication on his decision making skills…with the President’s ability to strike out militarily, it worries me in his hands.

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By reason, June 7, 2008 at 2:58 am Link to this comment

If McCain keep running ads like this one, Obama will only have to sit back and let him “blow it”. I can’t believe how far McCain will sink to get a vote. McCain was a prisoner of war but being a pilot, he knew he had a chance to come home; had he been a “grunt”, if he wasn’t executed, he would have been beaten, paraded through the streets (like a trophy) in a bamboo cage where the “common people” could spit on him and berate him anyway they saw fit.
I have no reason to to doubt that McCains captivity was anything but terrible but had he been one of the countless “cannon fodder draftee grunts” he more than likely wouldn’t be so anxious to use his prisoner of war experiences as proof of his abilities.

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