At a town hall meeting today, Senator McCain made a stunning admission when he announced that his energy policy would aim to reduce our dependence on Middle East oil, which would in turn ensure that we never have to fight another war there again.
“My friends, I will have an energy policy which will eliminate our dependence on oil from Middle East that will then prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.”
Think about how amazing this is. McCain is essentially saying that our quest to “spread democracy” throughout the Middle East is a sham. It has nothing to do with freeing oppressed people, or protecting Israel, or defending ourselves against future attacks. It’s about gaining control of foreign oil. Stunning. Will this get any significant media play?
So, after George W. Bush’s financial man Alan Greenspan; after the Australian pro-Iraq war Howard administration; basically, even after George W. Bush himself; and long after the opponents of the Iraq war: John McCain at last admits the obvious.
Recently, McCain admitted as well that Bush’s Iraq war had killed “hundreds of thousands” of Iraqis. Though that was still less than realistic estimates of over a million dead, it was more than George W. Bush is willing to admit.
Which makes McCain’s talk about one hundred years of United States war in Iraq all the more disgusting and absurd.
McCain and Islamophobia: here.