John McCain to voters: “Please, sir, I want some war!”

Proving that John McCain is a total lunatic when it comes to foreign policy, he is now calling for more wars. And not only that, he had this to say:

Presidential candidate John McCain shocked observers on Sunday when he told a crowd of supporters, “There’s going to be other wars. … I’m sorry to tell you, there’s going to be other wars. We will never surrender but there will be other wars.”

Which horrified Pat Buchanan:

“That’s one of the things that makes me very nervous about him,” Buchanan went on. “There’s no doubt John McCain is going to be a war president. … His whole career is wrapped up in the military, national security. He’s in Putin’s face, he’s threatening the Iranians, we’re going to be in Iraq a hundred years.”

“So when he says more war,” Scarborough commented, “he is promising you, if he gets in the White House, we’ll not only be fighting this war but starting new wars. Is that what conservative Republicans want?

“I don’t say he’s starting them,” Buchanan answered. “He expects more wars. … I think he’s talking straight, because if you take a look at the McCain foreign policy, he is in everybody’s face. Did you see Thad Cochran’s comment when he endorsed Romney? He said, look, John McCain is a bellicose, red-faced, angry guy, who constantly explodes.”

Just as John McCain is positioning himself as a frontrunner and stealing the thunder from Ron Paul by appealing to those Republicans who think the war was mismanaged, he comes up with this howler. And although Buchanan tries to put the best face on his remarks by saying that McCain would not start them, that does not mean anything.

The fact of the matter is that nobody, in their own view, ever fought an aggressive war. Even the Germans claimed that all their wars were defensive; for instance, they claimed that since Poland was so obviously about to attack them, they had no choice but to respond in kind and march into their country with over two million men. The same thing would happen under a McCain administration — he would provoke the Iranians and then use the slightest pretext to attack them like Bush did Iran.

With his remarks today, John McCain showed how desparate he really is. Instead of being the comfortable frontrunner in Florida, he is now fighting off a late surge by Mitt Romney, who has now made this race too close to call. It may be that today will be the day that John McCain will have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with his insanity. Rudy Giuliani is imploding — he is now a distant third in the polls; new revelations about how he was warned repeatedly that the 9/11 command center at the World Trade Center would be a bad location for it as well as the stories from firefighters who were mistreated by Rudy and the fact that he used his political office for revenge are tanking his campaign.

And now, we learn that McCain is now cracking jokes about waterboarding:

Simple: He tortured him, according to the Palm Beach Post’s campaign blog:

Crist was asked if McCain used that tenacious, unyielding persistence in seeking the guv’s endorsement.

“Well, not that much,” Crist began answering.

“It was just waterboarding,” McCain interjected.

The remark appeared in conflict with McCain’s Nov. 2007 broadside against Rudy Giuliani for a joke he made about torture.

The former mayor of New York City joked on the campaign trail that if sleep deprivation was a form of torture, so was running for president. McCain’s surrogates laid into Giuliani, accusing him of insulting, “all American soldiers who have had to endure real torture and mistreatment while in enemy hands,” according to a story in the New York Sun.

Throughout his campaign, John McCain has claimed that he was the one voice of reason in Washington and how he was the one person to actually come up with a strategy that would work. Well, not only is the McCain Doctrine in shambles in Iraq, he has shown that he is no maverick, but George Bush on steroids. His problem is not that George Bush mismanaged the war; his problem that he was not warlike enough. Now, where did he learn that from? After all, George Bush said that he was going to finish off his father’s work in Iraq by overthrowing Saddam.  

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