McCain: Will He Ever Withdraw Head From Butt?

When it comes to American foreign policy Sen. john McCain has been wrong for 30 years….ergo he has his head firmly lodged in his butt.

The only part of the American political scene that is worthy of my attention is the slap fight that McCain is having with Rand Paul……and the slap fight he is having with Obama.  And all the slaps are over American foreign policy.

After a couple of weeks of Paul/McCain back and forth about foreign policy…..he, McCain, has once again turned his attention to Obama……I knew it would not take long , now that the war has begun…..McCain needs to poke at the prez as often as he can…..I believe he gets bonus funds for doing so from the M-IC special interests…..

In a 60 Minutes interview last night, President Obama asserted that the US had “underestimated” the looming threat posed by ISIS, but John McCain strongly disagrees. “We predicted what would happen if we didn’t leave residual force [in Iraq],” McCain tells CNN. “His intelligence comments—the intelligence people are pushing back hard. We predicted this and watched it. It was like watching a train wreck and warning every step of the way that this was happening.” The latest crisis, he adds, is “a direct result of [Obama's] failure to leave a residual force behind,” Politico reports. Are we currently at war? “Of course we are,” he notes.

It is just pathetic that this “real American hero” cannot keep his mouth shut.  He refuses to believe that the Iraqi prez, Maliki, did not want American forces left in the country….NONE what so ever.  Now in hindsight he may have screwed himself with that policy…..but was just that…HIS policy NOT Obama’s……..

This is really not that hard to grasp for someone with a small brain……..but apparently McCain has lost the capability to tell or recognize the truth……a common malady of and aging Republican.  Just like most of the mental midgets in the GOP……they have lots of criticism but kinda thin on solutions ……but to be truthful…….they have NO solutions to any problem this country is facing.

At least McCain is consistent…….he has proven that he has NO grasp of international relations…..all he has is a mouth that will not stop and a brain that will not start.

The Clucking Of War Hawks

War is a terrible thing and everyone has an opinion……..it is an obscenity that should not be pushed into without considerable thought……….as we start our latest endeavor that involves a region that the Us has invaded on three separate occasions……..some people are telling the Us to go slow and sure and then there are the wart hawks that want us to throw caution to the wind and immediately send in troops on the ground…..yep, those people would be John McCain and Lindsey Graham and they are singing their usual duet for war……

First it was Graham on, where else(?), FOX news……..

“It’s going to take an army to beat an army, and this idea we’ll never have any boots on the ground to defeat them in Syria is fantasy, and all this has come home to roost over the last three years of incompetent decisions,” said Sen. Graham, noted RawStory.com (video below) .

“It’s delusional in the way that they approach this,” added Sen. Graham, who strongly supported the failed invasion of Iraq by President Bush.

Later in the broadcast, Sen. Graham grew irate, “This is a war we’re fighting. This is not a counter-terrorism operation. This is not Somalia, this is not Yemen!”

“This is a turning point in the war on terror, our strategy will fail yet again. This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed back here at home!” warned Sen. Graham. “They will open the gates of hell to spill out on the world. This is not a Sunni versus Sunni problem. This is ISIL versus mankind.”

I would have expected him to use a tried and true war hawk tactic….FEAR!  And it us very successful tactic to use on FOX viewers….these people live on fear it feeds their ego and their blood lust.

Then came McCain…..he has been having a back and forth with Rand Paul….and McCain went on the offensive.

“I’ve vetted a number of them because I know them,” McCain asserted on Fox News Saturday morning. “Hundreds and even thousands of them have been killed and slaughtered with these barrel bombs and tortured to death by Bashar Assad. They can be trusted. There are groups of them to be trusted.”

I think is pointing to the trip he made back when to a Syrian town on the border with Turkey where he met with some “rebels”……..he dashed across the border for a photo-op and then ran back to Turkey.  These are the ‘rebels’ he met……..

Image via YouTube

The problem with McCain’s ‘rebels’ were that they prove to be kidnappers that were preying on journalists and such….so much for this vetting process.

Then he went on FOX and made these assertions……

“Hundreds and even thousands of them have been killed and slaughtered with these barrel bombs and tortured to death by Bashar Assad. They can be trusted. There are groups of them to be trusted.”

“Obviously, there are some risks, but what’s our other option here? If someone who says they can’t––they don’t want to do it because we can’t trust the Free Syrian Army, then what is your option, sir and ma’am, in how we are going to attack ISIS in an effective fashion?”

“Has Rand Paul ever been to Syria? Has he ever met with ISIS?” McCain fumed, certainly meaning to say the Free Syrian Army instead of ISIS.

He still puts his faith in the ones that he vetted wrong…….he has been wrong on foreign policy for 30 years and I guess I would like to know why he is still considered an ‘expert’……..

CNN was asked that question and their answer is………

“He has appeared for decades on cable news programs, network news programs,” Feist told Wemple. “He’s articulate, he knows what he’s talking about and he has strong positions. He represents the views of millions and he represents them effectively. He’s a veteran and is loved by many veterans and he’s not just a senator; he’s a former Republican presidential nominee and a war hero.”

Twenty years ago I trusted CNN with reporting the news….apparently those days are gone……a war hero does not make one a responsible analyst on foreign policy……and his lack of concern for the American soldier is astonishing…….he is willing to throw American troops at Georgia (country not state), Ukraine, Syria, Iraq (again)………. he and Graham are spineless war hawks that not once think about the troops they are trying to condemn….some one needs to step up and call McCain on his bullsh*t…………for that is exactly what his views are…BULLSHIT!

ISIS: Guess Who’s Talking?

Can you guess who is doing the jaw flapping?  Let me help…..after Obama siad at a press conference…”we don’t have a strategy yet”…..I expected the media and the GOP to jump all over the statement…..and I did not have to wait long…….the usual loud mouth suspects were there right on time….yep, the idiots of foreign policy…..McCain and Graham………

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham say they’re appalled that President Obama’s response to threat posed by the Islamic State is to say, “We don’t have have a strategy yet.” He needs to get one fast, they write in the New York Times. Putting a dent in ISIS’s finances would be great, and political progress in Iraq and Syria would surely help, “but ultimately, ISIS is a military force, and it must be confronted militarily,” they write. For starters, we must get more arms and intelligence to groups such as the Kurds who are fighting ISIS. Let them and other allies be our “boots on the ground.”

But the US should also embed “special forces and advisers with our partners on the ground—not to engage in combat, but to help our partners fight ISIS and direct airstrikes against it,” they write. This isn’t about nation-building, they insist. The White House should look to the model of “Afghanistan in 2001, where limited numbers of advisers helped local forces, with airstrikes and military aid, to rout an extremist army.” It’s time for Obama to adopt a strategy and make his case to Congress and the American people, say the senators. “If he does, he deserves bipartisan support. If he does not, ISIS will continue to grow into an even graver danger to our allies and to us.” Click for their full column.

This just what I would expect from a former jet jockey……you might want to know why I seem to not care for pilots too much and it is a fair question……..jet jockeys get to fly around drop their load then return to base for a shower and a hot meal…….whereas the grunt is there all the time and without a good shower or a hot meal……lmy point is that McCain is so quick to send troops to do our bidding is because he has never had to look the enemy in the eye to dispatch them….he gets to do it from 10,000 feet……makes a world of difference in your attitude when you have to live with the horrors every day…..okay, someone is going to jump down my throat about him being s POW…..he survived and probably has some residual scars….but that does not give him the mortal fiber to order troops to their deaths.

Their piece, their op-ed, was NOTHING but the GOP talking as much advantage as they can from Obama’s statement.  I would not trust either of them to watch my pet snake…….they are opportunists not statesmen.

Have a great Labor Day everyone!

Does McCain Know He Is A Douche?

The ‘bomb bomb Iran dude and his little buddy Graham are always out there with a criticism of Obama on foreign policy especially if he does not use military might on a problem….first, do they get paid by the M-IC every time they dash out and condemn for NOT using military force?

Let’s review…..when the ISIS thing reared its ugly head McCain and  the little guy started their BS about airstrikes and blaming it all on Obama for leaving Iraq……now guess what?

The president has authorized humanitarian air lifts and airstrikes on ISIS positions….and McCain/Graham are at it again….

You can add Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to the list of hawkishRepublicans who have found a reason to be unhappy about President Barack Obama’s authorization of military airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq. In an interview Friday with The Daily Beast, McCain said Obama’s plan of action is “almost worse than nothing” and the “weakest possible response.”

“This is a pinprick,” McCain said of the operation, in which two F-18 fighter jets dropped 500-pound bombs onto ISIS artillery outside of the Kurdish city of Erbil. “It’s almost worse than nothing because I fear the president is threatening and then he won’t follow through. It’s the weakest possible response and we cannot allow them to take Erbil. What [the administration has] done so far is almost meaningless.”

War Hawks are such a fickle lot…….they will do and say anything that keeps their paychecks rolling in from the Complex…….it’s amazing that a person who supposedly suffered greatly would be such a cheerleader about sending in troops to suffer….apparently he learned NOTHING from his ordeal…..he is a SAD person!

Flight MH17…..Another Doomed Malaysian Flight

We all have heard the horrendous news of yet another Malaysian flight has met with a disastrous end……and as usual there are battling and conflicting accusations as to whom is to blame for destroying this plane and its passengers…..Separatists say it was the Ukrainians….Ukrainians say it was the Separatists….Russia is blaming the Ukraine military and the US is speculating but have not offered up an accusation as of yet….and then there is McCain, who is basically blaming Obama for the destruction of flight MH 17….because we have not sent all the weapons that he, McCain, thinks the Ukrainians need and deserve….

Personally, I think McCain is being a partisan twat….using this tragedy as a political prop is despicable….and usual McCain spends a lot of his time thumping his chest like a crazed ape….and this situation is No different……..

Newser) – With the evidence increasingly suggesting that today’s jet crash over Ukraine was caused by a missile and not a mechanical failure, John McCain is burnishing his reputation as the Senate’s top foreign policy hawk. While stressing that it’s too early to know anything for sure, McCain said on MSNBC that the crash has the “earmarks of a tragic mistake made by someone who had the capability to just shoot down an aircraft, and we know at least from the last couple of weeks that that could be Russian or separatist Russian capability,” reports Politico. If that proves to be the case, “I think there’s going to be hell to pay and there should be.”

In an appearance on CNN, he made similar points and added that it might be time to “give the Ukrainians the ability to defend themselves,” reports Slate. In Moscow, meanwhile, Vladimir Putin pinned the blame squarely on Ukraine, though he was speaking in general terms: “I want to note that this tragedy would not have happened if there were peace on this land, if the military actions had not been renewed in southeast Ukraine,” he said. “And, certainly, the state over whose territory this occurred bears responsibility for this awful tragedy.” The AP has the full text of his remarks.

As typical of McCain he rattles off some vague BS and the NeoCons applaud…….but what is the Hell they will pay?  He conveniently leaves out any details….another typical McCain ploy

McCain is getting tiresome……plus only the most radical and ignorant among us take him seriously anymore…he use to be a statesman….now he is just an angry old man that plays way too many games.

Why Does Anybody Care What John McCain Thinks? | Nomadic Politics

With the return to massive violence in Iraq the NeoCons, the original architects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq are back in the spotlight and they are loving it………Cheney, Bolton, Graham and McCain…..

McCain had NOTHING as a presidential candidate….

McCain has NOTHING as a senator……

And McCain is consistently WRONG on his foreign policy stands……

So now the question is ask……..

 

Why Does Anybody Care What John McCain Thinks? | Nomadic Politics.