Tuesday, May 13, 2008

McCain's Hammer

The old saw that 'to a man with a hammer, all problems are nails' may be apropos for Sen. McCain. Here the American Spectator blogsite quotes an AP story on the Senator:

Meanwhile, when campaigning in New Hampshire that month – hardly a place in which getting tough on Burma would seem to be a hot political issue, he assailed the regime.

The AP reported:

The Arizona Republican blasted the "military thugs" in Burma who are attempting to maintain their junta despite protests of Buddhist monks.

He also said "we should make the Chinese pay a price" for supporting the regime.

I remember participating on a blogger call in September in which McCain opened up his remarks with a heated tirade on the Burmese regime, and said "it's time for strong action against these thugs."

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Senator would seem to have ambitions for American hegemony which are quite far-reaching.

Not that long ago, some conservatives were blasting Bill Clinton for using the US military as a 'global cop shop.' They were right, of course. This country's armed forces are not cops, nor does the Constitution allow the President to figuratively saunter about the planet swinging a billy-club. Regardless, we still have troops in the Balkans, as well as Germany, Korea, and the Middle East.

I don't know if I like what McCain is saying...

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