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Ready For a Military Draft?

Keith Olbermann and Jon Soltz of VoteVets.org discussed Senator John McCain’s position on the draft. It seems that McCain has supported a draft for some time. His staff released a statement that seems to be at odds with what the candidate has stated.

If you want to settle every conflict with military intervention then you will need to have a draft. Since McCain doesn’t seem to believe in diplomacy, then we will need to have a big military if he is elected.

By |2008-08-22T01:07:01-04:00August 22nd, 2008|Countdown, Election 2008, Military|Comments Off on Ready For a Military Draft?

Sshh, don't tell anybody but N. Korea is disarming

Threatening North Korea for 5 years didn’t do anything except allow North Korea to build several nuclear weapons. Suddenly, the Bush administration tried diplomacy. They kicked John Bolton and Donald Rumsfeld to the curb and started talking. Now, North Korea is dismantling their nuclear facility. (The Bush administration has pieced together exactly what Bill Clinton had done nearly 7 – 8 years ago.)

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From WaPo:

President Bush today lifted some trade sanctions against North Korea and acted to remove the country from a list of states that sponsor terrorism, after the isolated Stalinist regime turned over a key document detailing its rogue nuclear program.

Nearly seven years after Bush described North Korea as part of “an axis of evil” and less than two years after Pyongyang stunned the world by exploding a small nuclear device, Bush said the receipt of the nuclear disclosure marked the start of an “action for action” process meant to end with the full dismantling of the country’s nuclear facilities and weapons. (more…)

By |2008-06-26T19:31:20-04:00June 26th, 2008|North Korea|2 Comments

President Bush Jumping into Presidential Election?

President George W. Bush was addressing the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) today. Bush said: “Some seem to believe we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.

Somebody please help me. Who said anything about appeasement? Pat Buchanan pointed out that the Bush administration negotiated with Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. He gave up his nuclear ambitions. We tried the hard line with North Korea and they made more nuclear weapons during the Bush administration than in their history. We tried the hard line against Iran and they are clearly stronger now than since the late 1970’s.

Barack Obama had a thoughtful statement: “It is time to turn the page on eight years of policies that have strengthened Iran and failed to secure America or our ally Israel. Instead of tough talk and no action, we need to do what Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan did and use all elements of American power — including tough, principled and direct diplomacy — to pressure countries like Iran and Syria.

It appears to me that Bush is trying to go out of his way to prove how bad his administration truly is. I’m not sure that he did Senator John McCain any favors.

By |2008-05-15T20:32:47-04:00May 15th, 2008|Iran, Israel|Comments Off on President Bush Jumping into Presidential Election?
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