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McCain: a "realistic idelaist" or a dangerous ideologue?

Having cheerfully confessed he knows little about economics, John McCain is advancing himself as a foreign-policy president, a "realistic idealist," he told the World Affairs Council of Los Angeles.

But judging from the content of his speech, McCain is no more a realist than he is a reflective man.

Speaking of the five-year war in Iraq, McCain declares, "It would be an unconscionable act of betrayal, a stain on our character as a nation, if we were to walk away from the Iraqi people and consign them to the horrendous violence, ethnic cleansing, and possible genocide that would follow a reckless, irresponsible and premature withdrawal."

Fair point. There is surely a great risk in a too rapid withdrawal.

But if a U.S. withdrawal, after 4,000 dead and 33,000 wounded, and a trillion dollars sunk, runs the risk of a genocidal calamity, what does that tell us about the wisdom of

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Added: Apr-13-2008 
By: Larson_01
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  • How about just a waffling simpleton who is trying to sell himself as a conservative-a 'Reagan conservative' -baahahahahahaaa

    This election cycle is embarrassing and sad. Mccain knows less about conservatism than Bush knew about grammar.

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  • the Republicans have been great at generating more and more enemies for the United States since Bush has been at the helm

    let's hope that November will be the end of an era -- the Bullshit Era, if you will

    they are nothing but warmongering fools -- rich fools, though

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  • ^they not being the entire Republican Party but the neoconservatives in the Republican Party and all the Republican sheep that say "baa!" whenever the neocons tell them to

    bunch of cowards -- like the Democrats that won't impeach Bush or fight hard against Republicans with neoconservative values

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  • McCain in a land slide over the Racist

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  • godhimself: "
    Gp83: "McCain in a land slide over the Racist"
    says the homophobe...



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    Says the liberal

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  • Something to note about McCain He is not just being modest when he says he knows little about economics. The economic problems we are having are the result of deregulation of the new "shadow" banking industry. The primary politician responsible for it is Phil Gramm back in the late eighties. Today Phil Gramm is McCain's chief economic advisor and he hasn't learned his lesson yet in spite of things

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  • ...And less about basic economic principles than bush knew about 20th century political history.

    Strap on your seat belt, dump your dollar based holdings, and get yourself a plan B somewhere else. The 2012 election cycle will prove your vote is totally useless.

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  • Adolph Hitler was a Realist Idealist too!

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  • i keep seeing impeach Bush.....well that hard to do since he hasnt done anything to get inpeached

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  • keithgeorge1: "i keep seeing impeach Bush.....well that hard to do since he hasnt done anything to get inpeached"
    Hmmmm....how about selling false evidence to the American people to drag into an unconstitutional war that most of the world hates us for, creating enemies for the next century.-and doubling the national debt from 5.7 trillion to over 10 trillion.

    -all because he wanted to take out Saddam in a family revenge over his daddy.

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