Senator McCain Slips On The Dogs of War


Rattling his  sabers, McCain

Is now itching   to fight in Ukraine.

He likes nothing more

Than another bad war,

Repetition of which is insane.

Filed under: peace and war


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  • The only thing I figure is that foreign policy has gone to hell in a hurry. I don't know if for the reasons the right wing kooks who have returned to Tribune comment boards (now that they no longer use Facebook) say, but it seems like psycho political leaders can tread on us. I was going to say that I wanted to see what the RT propaganda machine had to say about shooting down an airliner, but decided that I really didn't. Similarly, there is a new brand of cuckoo in the right pane basically asking Rahm Emanuel to bomb them, and he should.

    I don't think that we will be sending troops, but I don't think Putin is being fazed by sanctions. Maybe the Netherlands and Malaysia will take him on, but his folks have obviously committed a war crime, and are a bunch of chicken bleep liars.

  • I can't muster much respect for McCain after watching him fly over to Syria to hug a bunch of Al Qaeda crying victim, but I do find it odd that you chose to attack him over Putin at this time. Putin just helped a bunch of Russian high five'n hillbillies shoot down 300 civilians for cry eye.

    I wonder how the rhetoric from the 'kooks' on the right compares to the Israeli justification of war in Gaza, not that I'm saying there isn't justification, but more that this is all pretty convoluted and McCain/'the right' aren't running our foreign policy at the moment.

  • 4zen, thanks for the comment. I'm not lampooning McCain "over Putin". Putin should be dealt with firmly and decisively. But without going to war in Ukraine in any way. My verse has to do with McCain's bellicose rhetoric. Politics should not compromise an intelligently restrained foreign policy.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I'm not for war in Ukraine either.

    It appears this convolution has just become murkier. Russia has just released some potentially damning evidence of it's own, including reports that Ukraine had moved some of it's own BUK missile systems and may have had fighter jets shadowing the Malaysian airliner.

    If this turns out to be orchestrated or partially orchestrated by the west, our foreign policy will have officially joined the ranks of Benny Hill.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Disturbing to say the least.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    RT news is admitted to being nothing but propaganda. See my post, above.

    According to our news, there is amateur video of the Russian rocket launcher in hiding and then hightailing it back to Russia missing 2 missiles, and supposedly all sorts of surveillance satellites and the like over Ukraine.

    Since Russia didn't veto a Security Council resolution to investigate and punish the perpetrators, I suppose something will eventually come out.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I basically write it off on that after his aircraft was hit by a Russian missile, and 5 years in the Tiger Cage had some effect on McCain's outlook (account in U.S. News and World Report).

    Sen. Mark Kirk, until recently of the Naval Air Reserve, was more restrained in calling for sanctions on Russia shipping energy and antiaircraft detection on commercial planes.

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