John McCain is stuck with "Coldwar mentality" !
by indydem99, Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 04:37:01 PM CDT
Sen. Obama has clearly demonstrated that he would follow a measured approach towards foreign policy. I offer congrats to him and his foreign policy team. Susan Rice is correct McCain seems to have no hesitation to jump into a new war but I honestly believe he thinks we are still at war with Russia. I think in his mind it is still USSR.
It is about time our campaign exposes the war mongering attitude of Sen. McCain. I think he believes in "talking harshly" and carry "no stick". Honestly his reaction is really frightening. He actually reminds me of Barry Goldwater.
Here is a nugget that exposes McCain's clear lack of understanding:
At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union had some 45,000 nuclear warheads. At the moment, Iran has none. But when Barack Obama said the obvious--that Iran does not pose the sort of threat the Soviet Union did--John McCain reacted as though his rival had offered to trade Fort Knox for a sack of magic beans.
"Such a statement betrays the depth of Sen. Obama's inexperience and reckless judgment," exclaimed McCain. "These are very serious deficiencies for an American president to possess."
But if Iran is the Soviet Union, I'm Shaquille O'Neal. There is nothing reckless in soberly distinguishing large threats from small ones, and there is something foolhardy in grossly exaggerating the strength of your enemies.