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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

John McCain supported many immoral wars.

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, points out on Democracy Now! on 08/27/18, that John McCain supported many immoral wars such as Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan which the United States continues to be involved in 17 years later.

John McCain could be the poster boy for the Orwellian slogan of the Ministry of Peace in 1984 that War Is Peace.

 

 John McCain's support for militarism and war runs contradictory to UU principles.

4 comments:

  1. The old saying that we should never speak ill of the dead may do us a disservice if the dead had values, opinions, beliefs, and practices that were detrimental to the common welfare.

    John McCain was always a hawk that promoted militarism in the United States as you point out. Further, he often adopted policies that were self serving and while the media loved to call him a maverick he voted along with Trump over 80% of the time including the disastrous tax cuts to the rich which impoverishes the middle class, working class, and poor. It is easy, in this time of Trumpism, to feel relieved that he saved the Affordable Care Act at the last minute instigating Trump's ire which has created a good guy/bad guy narrative to amuse the cable news users.

    It is good to take a measured look at the man's record and anyone who would pick an incompetent person to be his Vice President one heartbeat away from the Presidency is irresponsible and whose judgement is not to be trusted.

    John McCain was no supporter of UU principles and his legacy leaves the nation somewhat the poorer for it.

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  2. McCain killed a lot of people, civilians mainly, bombing them in Vietnam before he was finally shot down. He went on to authorize the U.S. government to build up its weaponry and fight more wars. Engaging the nation in wars of aggression does not make a person a "patriot."

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  3. Comparing John McCain's character and behavior to Donald Trump, McCain seems to be laudable, but compared to his real peer, John Kerry, McCain leaves a lot to be desired.

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  4. Thanks for helping to set the record straight. Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. We are seeing the corporate media whitewash a checkered record.

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