Monday, September 01, 2008

So reassuring to know the candidate is a seasoned, thoughtful man with great depth in foreign policy and uninclined to go all nuculur on the ass of

Korea -

The single greatest threat facing the West -- the prospect of nuclear materials in the hands of terrorists -- has been vastly diminished. McCain

Iraq or Iran or Russia

I believe the greatest threat today is the specter of international terrorism, along with situations that give rise to it and render it more dangerous - whether this means a failed state in Iraq, a nuclear armed Iran, weapons proliferation, or a Russia that exports autocracy. McCain

Especially Russia

McCain Vows to Both Work with Moscow, Expel Russia from G8

In what was billed as a major address today on nuclear non-proliferation, John McCain offered the latest installment in the ongoing saga of strategic incoherence that passes for his foreign policy. Just months after calling for a "League of Democracies" and the expulsion of Russia from the G8, McCain today portrayed Russia as an essential partner in the global struggle to contain the spread of nuclear weapons.

And Iran and Darfur

Over the past year in multiple speeches and in his November 2007 article in Foreign Affairs, McCain outlined a vision of the world's 100 democracies as like"-minded nations working together in the cause of peace." The organization, which would not include Russia, could act "with or without Moscow's and Beijing's approval." As the LA Times noted, McCain's League "could use military force as well as economic and diplomatic pressure" in Iran, Darfur and other global hot spots.

and Russia

As former Bush UN Ambassador John Bolton noted last month, McCain takes a particularly dim view of the prospects for partnership with Russia. McCain, he said approvingly:

"Takes an even harder line than I do. He wants to toss them out of the G-8. He is not about to be pushed around by an assertive Putin." link
And the Russian Empire

“I think it’s very clear that Russian ambitions are to restore the old Russian Empire,” he said. “Not the Soviet Union, but the Russian Empire.” - McCain

MOSCOW - A top Russian diplomat on Tuesday dismissed U.S. presidential hopeful John McCain's threat to expel Russia from the G8, saying he should get himself elected first and brushing off the prospect of expulsion.

And Islamic terrorjism:

[ John McCain: We face a transcendental challenge of radical Islamic extremism…We're facing a transcendental challenge…transcendental challenge…transcendental threat…transcendental challenge….a transcendental threat to everything we stand for and believe in…] Colbert

And Hurricane Gustav...

Nuthin like that alarmist Boosh -

A Republican with ties to the campaign said the team assigned to vet Ms. Palin in Alaska had not arrived there until Thursday, a day before Mr. McCain stunned the political world with his vice-presidential choice.

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