Thursday, June 25, 2009 11:33 AM
From: “Paul Sheldon Foote”
Paul Sheldon Foote
June 25, 2009
During the 2008 presidential election campaigns, millions of Americans voted for Hillary “Totally Obliterate Iran” Clinton and for John “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran” McCain. Now, North Korea has threatened to wipe out America once and for all.
At least now, Americans do not have to suffer alone the shame of having some of the most insane political leaders and stupidest voters.
Following Iran’s presidential elections, McCain has appeared on many television programs to make idiotic statements about Iran. Time Magazine’s Joe Klein has advised McCain to be quiet:
“Be quiet,” said Klein. “You don’t need to do this. You know? You know what you’re doing is a self-indulgent at this point. Sen. McCain, if he’s going to talk about this, should also talk about the fact that the United States supported Saddam Hussein in the Iran/Iraq war for eight years. Every one of those protesters out in the streets, every last one of them believes the United States supplied Saddam Hussein with the poison gas that has debilitated tens of thousands of Iranian men.”
On June 21, 2009, McCain appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” to discuss Iran.
McCain claimed to be a student of history who believes that America must be on the right side of history. He cited examples of giving printing presses to the opponents of the communist government of Poland and of President Reagan’s calling for tearing down the Berlin wall by the communists. McCain conceded that America (under President Eisenhower) had given too much encouragement to the Hungarian revolution.
McCain failed to mention the large numbers of Iraqis who died because they revolted against Saddam Hussein at the urging of President George H. W. Bush.
McCain failed to mention that he had supported in 1995 the normalization of diplomatic relations with Vietnam. In 2006, Amnesty International USA testified before the United States Senate about human rights problems in Vietnam.
McCain pretends to be anti-communist by citing some selective historical examples of supporting anti-communists. When asked about North Korea, his response was that North Korea co-operates with Iran on nuclear technology.
McCain praised the late Senator Henry Jackson (Democrat—Washington): “Scoop Jackson was right.” The neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites) have named an organization for Jackson: The Henry Jackson Society.
On June 23, 2009, McCain appeared on CNN’s “Larry King Live” to discuss Iran. As usual, McCain criticized Iran for killing its own citizens but could not bring himself to cite worse examples in communist countries or the killings of Arabs by Israel. McCain advocated that the American government provide more funding for Radio Farda and seek United Nations sanctions against Iran.
McCain mentioned that there was only one dissenting vote in Congress over a resolution on Iran. He failed to disclose that the dissenting vote was by a real Republican: Ron Paul.
Many Vietnam veterans, including Republicans, did not vote for McCain. Some Vietnam veterans purchased “Insane McCain” bumper stickers. See, for example:
Republicans and all Americans could learn from reading “War is a Racket” by the late two-time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Major General Smedley D. Butler, United States Marine Corps retired.