Saturday, February 10, 2007

Senator McCain Carves up Putin’s Statements with a Ginsu Knife

After hearing Russian President Vladmir Putin deliver essentially the same message as the 2000 Republican dominated Project for the New American Century’s Rebuilding Americas Defenses report, Arizona Senator John McCain had this to say:

"Moscow must understand that it cannot enjoy a genuine partnership with the West so long as its actions at home and abroad conflict fundamentally with the core values of the Euro-Atlantic democracies. In today's multi-polar world there is no place for needless confrontation."

Confrontation? Has Senator McCain read the position paper from the PNAC? It sounded much more like wholesale agreement than needless confrontation to me.

Had Mr. McCain been at a Project for the New American Century gathering, he would have cheered each point with a hearty laugh and generous applause.

American nuclear superiority… military preeminence….ability to reshape the Middle East….control of space and the internet…

How does Senator McCain get his Ginsu knife to cut both ways? When Russia says it, bad. When Cheney, Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, et al say it, very good…

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