Wednesday, March 26, 2008

McCain's Foreign Policy Fantasy Land

John McCain gave a speech today on foreign policy that was filled with nonsense and hypocrisy. Not surprising.

You can read the text of the speech here.

The National Security Network points out some of the major problems with the speech:

* McCain spoke eloquently about the horrors of war, yet has a long history of being too reliant on military action.

* McCain's own rhetoric since 9-11 helped promote the Bush Administration's failed war and mocked and alienated many of the important allies McCain now says we must re-engage.

* McCain's Iraq war-first view of the world that is the greatest obstacle to the kinds of changes McCain says he wants to make.

* McCain cannot repair our relationships with the world as long as there are more than 100,000 American troops still in Iraq.

* McCain ignores the alarms sent up by our nation's intelligence agencies who believe that the central threat to the U.S. homeland is in Pakistan - not Iraq.

* McCain rejects reality on the ground in Iraq, which today includes a flare-up of the civil war between various Shi'a factions that threatens the most basic foundations of our effort there.

Think Progress has more on McCain's French-bashing. It's this kind of rhetoric that has created the climate of incivility in international relations that McCain is railing against in the speech. Pot, meet kettle.

1 comment:

How Insane Is John McCain? said...

Great post! It really was bad.