Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain said on Wednesday he would not rule out launching preemptive wars against future enemies.
President George W. Bush, in launching his 2003 invasion of Iraq, said it was necessary to forestall possible future attacks from a country that was developing weapons of mass destruction.
None of the weapons he alleged were in Iraq were subsequently found.
When asked at a town hall meeting about the Bush policy on preemption, McCain said: “I don’t think you can make a blanket statement about preemptive war because obviously it depends on the threat that the United States of America faces.”
After the Sept. 11 attacks Bush approved a new national security strategy in 2002 that allowed the United States to strike first against U.S. enemies believed to be about to use weapons of mass destruction against America.
The doctrine triggered a wide debate and criticism from the administration’s critics at the time.
Folks, as the once-great Randi Rhodes used to say, “When they show you who they are, BELIEVE THEM.”
Iraq for 100 years? HE MEANS IT.
More wars? HE MEANS IT.
This is the future of our country if McCaca becomes president in 2009. Please don’t be under any illusion that he is a moderate of any sort. He’s just another tool of the military-industrial complex.
And don’t forget that he doesn’t really understand economics. Just what we need, since the economy is so awesomely strong and robust!