but John, you are a warmonger. look it up.

by lestro

For being such a tough guy, Sen. John McCain seems to me to have a pretty thin skin:

The campaigns of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama sparred Saturday after Ed Schultz, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host who is known for his blunt criticisms of the Bush administration and the Republican Party, called Mr. McCain a “warmonger” at a fund-raiser.

Mr. Schultz, a conservative Republican turned liberal Democrat, made the remarks on Friday while revving up a group of Obama supporters at a $100-a-head fund-raiser at the North Dakota Democratic Party’s convention in Grand Forks. As soon as the Republican National Committee got word of the attack, it issued a statement criticizing Mr. Schultz and calling on Mr. Obama to repudiate the comments.

Later, Mr. McCain, speaking to reporters in Prescott, Ariz., said, “Mr. Schultz is entitled to his views.” But he added, “I would hope that in keeping with his commitment, that Senator Obama would condemn such language, since it was part of his campaign.”

But here’s the thing, he is a warmonger. I looked it up:

war·mon·ger Listen to the pronunciation of warmonger Listen to the pronunciation of warmonger
\ˈwr-ˌməŋ-gər, –ˌmäŋ-\
: one who urges or attempts to stir up war

John McCain supports using the military as a blunt force and is always among the first to support sending troops anywhere, including pre-emptively into nations that might maybe kinda look like a threat. He has since 1999. He even made it part of his campaign in a Jan. 5 Republican debate in New Hampshire:

MR. GIBSON: Let me just ratchet up the question slightly and ask you if you believe in the Bush doctrine. Because in September 2002 — up for years, our foreign policy has been based on the idea that we form alliances, international consensus. We attack — retaliate if we’re attacked. But in 2002, the president said we have a right to a pre-emptive attack, that we can attack if this country feels threatened.

And on that basis, WMD, we went into Iraq. We’ve cited the threat of a nuclear Iran to leave the military option on the table.

Do you agree with the doctrine, Senator McCain, if you were president, or would you change it?

SEN. MCCAIN: I agree with the doctrine.

he also likes to sing about it:

Look it up Johnny, “warmonger” is not necessarily an insult, it’s a statement of McCain policy. Sen. Obama’s people have nothing for which to apologize. If McCain does not want to be called a warmonger, perhaps he should consider changing his policy positions on the use of the military…

And if may quote McCain one more time:

“We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves.”

On this, Johnny, we couldn’t agree more.

One Response to but John, you are a warmonger. look it up.

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