John McCain, Ready for Duty?
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Much angst has been had over the perception that John McCain was not going to engage Barack Obama enough. We have all sat back and watched McCain denounce those that have tried to use Obama's middle name, Hussein, as a means to bludgeon him. We have also watched him give Obama the benefit of the doubt wrt his pastor and the hate-America church he attends. And lastly, we have bit our tongues in frustration that John McCain didn't seem much interested in getting to the bottom of just how involved with Tony Rezko Obama truly was. Through it all, we have talked ourselves into breathing deeply and letting the dems slay each other and just letting John McCain look like the adult in the room. All the while secretly wondering if he truly had it in him to fight this fight.
For me, I have grown quite tired of Obama and the dems continually repeating the "McCain will keep us in Iraq 100 years mantra". And I have wondered just when John McCain was going to turn that back against Obama and his complete lack of knowledge of foreign policy.
Well, I wonder no more.
"McCain says Obama clearly has no understanding of military history in the U.S. and how this country projects its spheres of influence.
...So he doesn’t either, hasn’t read or understand … the history of this country in warfare, and the way that we secure alliances and secure the peace. That’s through military government to government agreements that call for United States presence and mutual defense. Not only in that country itself, but also in the region. … So in all due respect, it displays a fundamental misunderstanding of history and how we’ve maintained national security, and what we need to do in the future to maintain our security in the face of the transcendent challenge of radical Islamic extremism. And I understand that because he has no experience or background in any of it,” McCain said."
I had also wondered if and when, any credible source outside of the conservative blogosphere would challenge Obama's opportunistic lies. It seems as if someone indeed has.
"The non-partisan group Factcheck.org says Obama’s claim that McCain wants 100 years of war in Iraq is a distortion to the point of rank falsehood."
Finally, just maybe, John McCain is ready for duty again. And I, for one, am glad.
Read the rest of the article as there are other good points as well.