One US Republican hoping to succeed George W Bush is Senator John McCain.
He first became prominent in 1999, when, as a Presidential candidate, he lost the party’s nomination to Bush.
1999 was also the year of the war against Yugoslavia.
Though Republicans then were an opposition party, both McCain and Bush supported that war.
As did the previous Republican Presidential candidate against Bill Clinton, Bob Dole.
Wow, what a sense of priorities [sarcasm off]!
To paraphrase US comedian Will Rogers, ever since, McCain never met a war he didn’t like.
From PEEK blog in the USA:
McCain v. McCain… a bloody tangle [VIDEO]
Posted by Evan Derkacz at 7:20 PM on January 28, 2007.
Think you know John McCain?
Brave New Films put together this devastating film on “Straight Talkin’” John McCain’s whack-a-mole positions regarding Iraq, gay marriage, and the Christian Right as the champagne smash across the bow of a new website, therealmccain.com.
One of the virgin blogs on the site includes a link to Sidney Blumenthal’s chronicle of the destruction of the myth of John McCain.
It’s called: The Myth of John McCain. Here’s a key passage:
McCain’s political colleagues, however, know another side of the action hero – a volatile man with a hair-trigger temper, who shouted at Senator Ted Kennedy on the Senate floor to “shut up”, and called fellow Republican senators “shithead … fucking jerk … asshole”.
A few months ago, McCain suddenly rushed up to a friend of mine, a prominent Washington lawyer, at a social event, and threatened to beat him up because he represented a client McCain happened to dislike.
Then, just as suddenly, profusely and tearfully, he apologised.
So much for the Republican even liberals love..
McCain’s flip-flopping in support of Bush’s escalation in Iraq: here.
McCain in Baghdad: here.
US Republicans and Christian and secular voters: here.