Archive for November 29, 2010

John McCain is someone who makes conservatives heads spin.

  • He has served his country honorably and is a genuine war hero yet was involved in the Keating five scandal.
  • He has both supported and opposed Amnesty
  • He has opposed tax cuts but has done Yeoman Work on Earmarks
  • He constantly was used by the media to hit George Bush yet was the single most important supporter of the surge when the country needed him. It is fair to say that without his support the war in Iraq might have been lost.
  • And most of all, he refused to attack candidate Obama and supported bailouts….Yet not only did he bring Sarah Palin on the ticket he steadfastly has stood by her; To Wit:

On CNN’s State of the Union this morning, host Candy Crowley asked Senator John McCain what he thought of Sarah Palin’s recent firestorm of media attention — her new book, new reality show, and all the other publicity she has been receiving recently. When Crowley asked if McCain felt Palin might be divisive, he responded: “A guy named Ronald Reagan used to be viewed as divisive.”

“She’s doing a great job. I think she’s motivated our base,” McCain added. “She had a positive impact on the last election, and I’m proud of her.”

McCain’s loyalty to Palin is not unexpected. He was a prisoner of war, he understands loyalty, he also knows that Sarah Palin took a lot of heat from the right for supporting him this time around and he hasn’t forgotten that.

I know some might laugh at this but I’d say John McCain has done three great services for the country that we can never repay:

  1. He fought from the front when he didn’t have to and showed bravery in captivity
  2. He supported the surge when he knew the media would have stood behind him and lionized him for opposing it. His actions took bravery and saved the future of millions in Iraqis
  3. He introduced Sarah Palin to the national stage at exactly the right time. If Obamacare is repealed in the new congress or in 2012 it will be because she fought when others did not and helped rally the conservative base. Without the McCain selection this would not have been possible.

I will still hit McCain when I think he is wrong but I will  never forget this and neither should you.

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….before I said this:

China is fine with both North Korean proliferation and development of nuclear weapons

and lo and behold what do the wikileaks reveal? China is aiding in nuclear proliferation:

Documents reveal China’s role in shipments of nukes to Iran

So much for the “China has its own Islamic militants so they aren’t going to help Islamic radicals get nukes”. China doesn’t have a problem with Islamic militants, they kill them, without mercy and without the chest beating that we have in you put a Koran in Gitmo the wrong side up on a table.

Anyone who thinks China is on our side is deluding themselves.

 

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Let me point out that you will never see the founder of Wikileaks putting out internal information from China, Russia, Venezuela or say Iran. This is for two reasons:

1. The first being he is as Glenn Reynolds often says: They’re not anti-war they are on the other side.

2. Secondly these people know that the Russians, Chinese and Iranians et/al would simply kill them.

This is why also why you will never see “peace” groups put human shields in Israel or in any country threatened by these guys or the Taliban et/al. That’s why you never see the same type of protests in the countries listed above. Their police will not treat them as ours do.

The Anti-American left talks a good game about western “oppression” but their actions or lack thereof betray them

Update: Hank Stolz on the Peter Blute Show on WCRN this morning brought up a great point. Iran is not going to believe that Wikileaks is for real, being an unfree society they can’t wrap their head around the idea that we would allow something like this to happen.

I’m reminded of the scene in Patton when general Jodl is informed that Patton is in danger of being relieved for slapping a soldier, he responds dismissively:

“You believe their newspapers? Would the Allies remove their most effective General because he slapped a soldier?”

I would not be shocked to see that reaction in Iran right now.

Update 2: And via Glenn Omri Ceren notes how “experts” got arab reaction on a possible attack on Iran totally wrong.