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John McCain displays some honor

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After a week of former bush administration co-conspirators efforts to justify torture by this good country and claim some of President Obama's glory for killing OBL, Senator John McCain has had the decency to set the record straight. Despite the best efforts of the above-referenced right wing scoundrels to spread their propaganda through the corporate media, the senator is to be commended for his truth telling. Not that it will make a bit of difference with the racist, Obama hating right wing fringe, of course, but a nice reminder that there are a few honorable individuals left in what was once the Grand Old Party.

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Mike Ford 2 years, 11 months ago

McCain's problem lies in appearing smarter than the large dumblican base of churchlicans, gunlicans, and klanlikans, who expect their politicians to be smiling, pious, and accepting of their nutty doctrines and litmus tests and not capable of thinking beyond the repeated brainwashed nuttyness that these people cling on to to maintain their archie bunker view of this country courtesy of faux news. When McCain posed a threat to the annoited dumblican candidate Dubya, they character assasinated one of their own to maintain their manipulated choice which led this country into the mess Obama inherited. To this day the tealicans and the churchlicans still use this tactic as a veiled threat towards anyone who steps outside their nutty doctrine. Anyone know where Lindsay Graham or Robert Bennett went? I miss the McCain who went after Jack Abramov, Michael Scanlon, and Italia Federicci in the multi million dollar lobbying scheme ripping off millions from the Saginaw Chippewa, Louisiana Coushatta, and Mississippi Choctaw peoples. Instead, he now attacks tribal sovereignty like a typical dumblican when the Colorado River tribes of Arizona legally proved that the NIGC had no legal jurisdiction over their class III gaming machines a couple of years ago. The power of stupid outweighs the power of reason in the lockstep world of tealicans and churchlicans. Use a pointless doctrine to bring on litmus test fascism and make a politician and tortured war veteran your whipping boy. How fascist of you.

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verity 2 years, 11 months ago

"vertigo (Jesse Crittenden) replies… And who would you have blamed if the mission failed? I guess Jimmy Carter got no blame in your book when we failed to rescue the American hostages in Iran? Sure he did... because that's how hypocrisy works."

In this case, the analogy does work and vertigo makes a very good point.

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verity 2 years, 11 months ago

John McCain's whole career has always shown some lack of good judgment, starting with some incidents at the U.S. Naval Academy. Inflicting Sarah Palin on the national scene was one of the most enduring, although I don't think he chose her---seems William Krystal and his fellow neo-cons had a lot to do with that---but he did accept her without doing his homework. I have never been a supporter of McCain.

However, he should be given credit where credit is due, and in this case he deserves credit for speaking out.

As far as who gets credit for finding bin Laden, I think we will never know the whole story, but obviously there were a lot of pieces to the puzzle. That said, from what I have read, I get the idea that George W. Bush did not really want to find bin Laden---if that is true, one can only speculate on his motives.

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Randall Uhrich 2 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, McCain knows all about doing anything to get the torture to stop. He rolled over on his co-captives in Vietnam and for that received special priveliges. Some hero!

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BornAgainAmerican 2 years, 11 months ago

Thanking Obama for killing Bin Laden is like going into McDonalds and thanking Ronald McDonald for the hamburger. It's the guy cooking the burger that should get the credit, not the clown.

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distant_voice 2 years, 11 months ago

Not that it will make any difference to the left wing fanatical fringe, but John McCain has spent a lifetime being an honorable and stand-up kind of guy. The ONLY credit for the tracking down and killing of Bin Ladin belongs with the Ingelligence, Security, and Special Forces of the US who were effective IN SPITE of all the smearing they get from the left wing. The only credit O'Bama deserves is saying, "Duh, okay".

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tange 2 years, 11 months ago

“We are America, and we hold ourselves to a higher standard,” McCain said.

Some of us still are America.

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