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21 August 2008 at 9:18:22 AM
from Patrick Barkman's editorial at the Cleburne paper
Just why is “national security” seen as a winning issue for John McCain? Oh, sure, it’s the only issue where McCain currently and consistently outpolls Barack Obama, but why?
Obviously, the mainstream media’s unrequited man-crush on McCain goes a long way towards an explanation. It is also likely that McCain’s years of occupancy in Congress are seen as roughly equivalent to competency. After all, surely he must have learned something relevant after 25 years?
And yet, for starters, McCain has enthusiastically endorsed America’s greatest foreign policy debacle in the last 40 years, Bush’s war in Iraq. Not only has he endorsed it, he’s vowed to continue the quagmire for another century.
Much more troubling, however, is the fact that nearly every single time McCain has opened his mouth on foreign policy or national security, he’s been dead wrong, the kind of spectacular wrong that makes you seriously wonder if he has any idea what he’s talking about at all.
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