Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Electing McCain President Will Not Win the Vietnam War

Man of War

Andrew Sullivan points to Jeffrey Goldberg's new article in The Atlantic on John McCain.

Money quotes that make me quake:
Senator Obama, though certainly no pacifist, envisions a world of cooperation and diplomacy; McCain sees a world of organic conflict and zero-sum competition.

I once asked Lindsey Graham to name something unusual about McCain in the context of the debate about Iraq; he said that McCain believes, among other things, that “some political problems have military solutions.” A related McCain belief that’s even more out of sync with America’s current mood: wars are quagmires only until someone figures out a way to win them.

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