Saturday, January 06, 2007



If you read the Vanity Fair piece on McCain you're probably aware that he is struggling with dementia. Is there any other way-- aside from the obvious charge that has stalked him throughout his political career: that he's an unabashed liar and one of the most dishonest men in the U.S. Senate-- to explain his bizarre claim that Holy Joe Lieberman's continued political existence in 2007 is the living proof that Americans want more war? Lieberman was defeated in the Democratic primary of course, by an unknown anti-war candidate. At that point Lieberman, with Republican votes in his backpocket thanks to his pals Bush and Cheney, campaigned as... an anti-war candidate in Connecticut. He fooled enough low-information voters to win another term. And his "safe seat" cost him-- or at least his Big Business allies-- $20 million.

Last night MSNBC reported that McCain is seeing things a little differently than everyone else. "While some Democrats have interpreted their party’s triumphs in last November’s balloting as a call by voters to end the U.S. deployment in Iraq, McCain, a leading contender for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, made it clear Friday he doesn’t see it that way. McCain seems to be launching his 2008 campaign by taking the role of foremost advocate of sending significantly more troops for long-term deployment to Iraq." He and his sidekick Lieberman want more war, bloodier war, and they don't care how many of your children die in the process.

Yesterday, at an extremist right wing policy institute, McCain and Lieberman expressed disappointment that Bush might not go far enough in escalation. The two, clearly senile and doddering, were frightening on their violent 19th century approach to international relations. "The worst of all worlds would be a small, short surge of US forces," claimed McCain. We’ve tried small surges in the past and they’ve been ineffective." Virtually no one outside of Bush's inner circle of deranged NeoCons thinks this one-- the surge to nowhere-- will work either.

Many observers believe McCain and Lieberman will form a "national unity" ticket (one Republican hated and distrusted by Republicans and one Democrat hated and distrusted by Democrats) to try to capture the presidency if they're both still living in 2008. They are demanding that Bush send at least 25,000 more American troops into Iraq and to stop wasting time on training missions and concentrate instead on killing as many Iraqis as possible. McCain warned that this strategy "will mean more casualties and extra hardships for our brave fighting men and women" and that "the violence may get worse before it gets better. We have to be prepared for this."


At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they will form a national unity ticket and they can be done in by putting their images side by side, the one of McCain hugging Bush and the one of Lieberman kissing him.

That ought to do it.


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