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McCain’s Irony-Challenged Diplomacy Primer

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Posted on Aug 13, 2008

You’ve seen the quotation, now watch the clip of Sen. John McCain, either in deep denial or completely irony-impaired (those being the more generous of many possible interpretations), giving his pronouncement that “... in the 21st century, nations don’t invade other nations.” Oh.



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By zeotrope, August 15, 2008 at 4:08 pm Link to this comment
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I guess he just forgot about Iraq;  senile old twit.

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By Jonas South, August 15, 2008 at 3:11 pm Link to this comment
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“In the 21st century, nations do not invade other nations…” John Bomb-bomb McCain.

The words spew from McCain’s mouth, but they come from his chief ‘foreign advisor’ who pockets money from Georgia. Can you stand another four years of Bush-talks-Rove-talk? I can’t.

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By groovologist, August 15, 2008 at 9:46 am Link to this comment

“It’s really very simple when you think about it. McCain is America.”—Big B

My fear is that 50% + one might indeed be exactly this. The America we live in is full of hubris and laziness, the fix, the racket, the scam, the carrot. And the system is so rigged, there is little capacity for honest and thoughtful discourse in public. Even the smartest people with the microphone know they can’t be completely honest or they’ll be quickly unemployed.

It’s a big f’n ship that has to be turned around while everyone fights for the wheel. The world is full of people who know how to drive but don’t know where they’re going. I pick Obama because I think there’s a fair chance he may actually be good at both.

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By SlimJIm, August 14, 2008 at 1:28 pm Link to this comment
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Well now, grab your Constitution Puffs, tear out a few amendments on the back panel as proofs-of-purchase, and receive your very own World Police Badge!

*arrival time pending Government Watch List database inspection.

Let Freedom (Decoder) Ring!

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By Big B, August 14, 2008 at 8:07 am Link to this comment

This old Reagan-era crackpot comes out of his cave everyday, grunts, smacks his wife, and says something completely stupid, smirks, giggles (isn’t his laugh creepy?) and crawls back into his lair.
The problem with this is that no matter what manner of shit exits this guy’s mouth, he is still somehow within striking distance in all the major polls! How?
It’s really very simple when you think about it. McCain is America. We are a bumbling old codger, sitting on a park bench, gleefully telling any one who will listen how great we used to be. In our pockets are pictures of our great old exploits, a small Bible, a pack of smokes, and a gun with no bullets. We find real change as scary as we find the younger generation (and Blacks, Mexicans, Canadians, ect) We can see that the rain is coming, but we don’t have an umbrella. A pidgeon has crapped on our shoulder, but we don’t care. We just want everything to be the same, if only for just a little longer.
McCain, and his base would see us collapse, before they would see us change.
That’s why McCain is still in this race, and that is what the dimmo’s have to contend with.

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By Jim Yell, August 14, 2008 at 6:15 am Link to this comment
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Once upon a time there were wealthy families who raised educated children, at lest in some parts of the world. What are we to make of priveleged sons, such as Bush and McCain. They seem not only unable to understand reality, but they don’t even remember what they or their political cronies have done, even the day before.

It is “rich” to hear a Republican say such a thing after the unwarrented invasion of Iraq in quest of higher oil profits. If we were attacked by a nation on 9/11 that nation was Saudi Arabia. The Saudi’s demand the most inflexiable and reactionary form of Islam and they have paid for the schools to teach this for decades. They have hidden the financing of these groups from the world and that brings up once again the question, “Why did we invade the only secular Arab Moslem country when the government was supposed to be responding to terror attacks on our country? Why when the only way to do so included ignoring the fact that the Iraqi’s did not have anything to do with the attack.”

As I understand beyond profits the Bush family makes dealing with the Saudi’s, didn’t Saudi money bail baby Bush out of one of his many failed efforts to get even more rich? Is it just possible that beyond all the other reasons, treason may be involved? Isn’t that reason enough to impeach a President, as impeachment is the process to sort out if a President has broken our laws and betrayed his office?

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By cyrena, August 14, 2008 at 2:18 am Link to this comment

“We” will decide, (in subsequent days) who was right and who was wrong?

Would that be in the same Century where nations don’t attack other nations?

He said this with a perfectly straight face. (except for that bulge in his cheek).

Somebody help me out here. See if you all can think of anyplace on the globe, any nation/island/mountain top/large tree/etc etc that the US is guaranteed to IGNORE. THAT’S where I wanna go, after obtaining permission from whoever lives there now.

Just find someplace that John McCain and none of the other assholes has ever heard of, and that would be the place to start. (actually, if he had to look up Georgia on Wikipedia, that could make the starting list pretty large).

OK so, start with all of the places that have NO OIL.

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