Sunday, August 10, 2008
John McCain: Chickenhawk, Songbird, or Duck?
As this crisis builds, it's hard to know how to characterize John McCain.
Is he a belligerent chickenhawk?
Playing with matches in a tinderbox.
A songbird masquerading as a war hero?
In return for medical treatment at a civilian hospital, a privilege never granted to other injured POWs, McCain reportedly told NVA interrogators the name of his aircraft carrier, how many Navy pilots had been lost, the number of planes in his flight formation, tactics used during bomb runs and the location of rescue ships in the Tonkin Gulf.
Because of the revelations which McCain repeated in propaganda radio broadcasts, the North Vietnamese contemptuously nicknamed him “Songbird.”
Who got stuck in a Vietnam time warp and still believes in Total War.
Like the man he succeeded as senator from Arizona, Barry Goldwater--whose militaristic style alarmed voters when he ran for President in 1964--there is only one word to describe the prospect of John McCain with his finger on the button: scary.
Or a doddery old duck?
Or ALL of the above?
Now close your eyes and imagine that Russia just invaded South Ossetia....and Poppy is Da President. And he thinks it's Czechoslovakia 1968 all over again. The same country he keeps forgetting doesn't exist anymore.
I don't know why Obama isn't hitting back harder, when so much is at stake. But with only three months to go before the Great Enchilada.
Maybe it's time he should.
Hey. It's not just about the economy stupid.
It's about the future of the WORLD...