McCain is even scarier than Bush because he will start more wars! He will spread more “democracy by force”! He’s actually serious about dealing with rogue states! He really is a neocon, and his “realist” advisors — mere window-dressing. Be very very afraid of this man. He’s a close friend of Bill Kristol, who, as the left reminds us, has to be the most terrifying advocate of pre-emptive war EVER. The Financial Times’ writer, Anatol Leiven, worries that McCain won’t talk to our allies enough before pursuing US foreign policy. He seems to be fearful that a President McCain would get the UK into another war. Does he seriously believe that PM Gordon Brown (for as long as he remains PM) and possible successor, David Cameron, have the same instincts as Tony Blair as far as a joint venture in more wars? I don’t know the answer to that.
I do know what would happen if we let Europe attempt to defend itself. It would be a miserable failure. The UK has its own national identity crisis right now. The leadership there is willing to surrender piece by piece the UK’s national sovereignty. There’s a reason why PM Brown and Labour will not allow the people to have a say on the Treaty of Lisbon, which gives more and more control and authority to the European Union. It’s not much different from the EU Constitution, which was decisively rejected by several EU member states. Why do I bring that up? It’s important to recognize the signs of a fading power in the world. A country unwilling to protect and preserve its own existence would hardly be a country willing to defend its allies, or to be a useful asset in the pursuit of the terrorists.
All I have to say to those like Leiven is: Be careful what you wish for. After 4 years of President Obama or President Hillary, you might be sorry that you questioned the wisdom of electing John McCain.