Lately, with the help of the RNC and shameless Republican consultants, McCain has been running as "a different kind of Republican,” according to the chairman of the RNC, albeit one who would never stray for a moment from our party's fearless leader on any matter of importance.
Due to his indistinguishability from Bush on every major issue, McCain has been trying to play up his slightly differing position on "global warming" in an effort to seem relevant to 18-30 year olds who are steadily voting against the GOP which seems to be getting older and more incompetent by the day. This further solidifies the GOP's devolution from a cause to a movement, and finally from a business and then into the racket that it has become today.
We need no further proof for this than the President's recent (failed) trip to the Middle east spending his time patting Israel on the back at the Knesset, where he found absolutely no time at all to mention the unjust Israeli occupation of Gaza, but found plenty of time to trash a long-dead Republican Senator from Idaho.
Perhaps the most-quoted part of Bush's speech was his insinuation that Obama is a terrorist-coddling wussy because he wants to "appease" (talk with) the Iranians, whose "potential" for nuclear weapons represents a devious threat to the world and more importantly, as Bush said, to Israel, which has hundreds of nuclear weapons in its arsenal while Iran has exactly----none.
President said he did not believe in talking with "terrorists and radicals," and practicing "the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history." John McCain agreed with him, saying "Why does Senator Obama want to sit down with a state sponsor of terrorism?" Nevertheless James Baker, who was Secretary of State for Bush's own father said once in an interview:
"You don't just talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies as well.
Diplomacy involves talking to your enemies. You don't reward your enemies
necessarily by talking to them if you are tough and you know what you are doing.
You don't appease them. Talking to an enemy is not in my view appeasement."
This chest-beating for a new war by Bush and McCain is just another step in the mad drive of the war-crazy GOP, including McCain, to set the Middle east ablaze with yet another conflagration. McCain, in an interview with Bill O'Reilly this month, expressed the odd fear of what he called a "second holocaust", a strange thing to fear considering that Israel has been anything but shy about defending itself when it feels threatened by its Arab neighbors in the past.
Apparently Bush and McCain believe that Israel's hundreds of nukes are so incapable of providing it an adequate defense that America must do Israel's fighting for it by getting involved in costly ground wars that Israel applauds but does not participate in at all. If America was truly a friend of Israel we would respect its sovereignty by allowing it to defend itself instead of acting as it's personal defense force, ready to blow anyone who says anything derogatory about it. Notice how McCain describes Iran here:
"a country that says--and says that Israel is a stinking corpse, that is dedicated to the extinction of the state of Israel."
Now read the oath of military enlistment that all U.S. military recruits must take:
"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;"
Is Israel the 51st state or is somebody missing something? Israel, with its 200-500 nuclear weapons, is certainly more than capable of defending itself, especially from nations such as Iran whose nuclear weapon count is zero. If Israel was not capable of defending itself it would simply not exist. John McCain and George Bush are obsessed with defending Israeli interests far more than those interests of the United States, whose interests and relationship with the Arab world would hardly helped by starting yet another war.