McMilitarism: McCain and the militarist mentality

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by Justin Raimondo

01/21/08

Amid all the media-generated hype surrounding John McCain’s narrow victory in the South Carolina primary – which portrays him rising, phoenix-like, from the ashes of what many considered a failed last hurrah — one anomaly stands out: he did well among antiwar voters. This seems counterintuitive, at first, especially when one considers that McCain is the candidate of the so-called ’surge’ and has always been among the biggest warmongers on the block — not only when it comes to Iraq, but even regarding interventions that Republicans opposed, such as in Kosovo. In that case, you’ll recall, he urged the Clinton administration to launch a land invasion of the former Yugoslavia: just Google McCain and ‘boots on the ground,’ and you’ll come up with the one underlying consistent theme of McCain’s life as a public figure — he always takes the most belligerent foreign policy stance imaginable, no matter what the context...

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