6/5/08

Bumper Sticker: Either Vote For John McCain or Suffer Catastrophes


Brace yourselves.

"Either Vote For John McCain or Suffer Catastrophes"

That is the core content of the Republican platform.
Just one egregious example from McCain's speech at AIPAC this week, as taken from a JTA blog entry aptly titled, McCain to AIPAC: Obama is bad news:
It’s worth recalling that America’s progress in Iraq is the direct result of the new strategy that Senator Obama opposed. It was the strategy he predicted would fail, when he voted cut off funds for our forces in Iraq. He now says he intends to withdraw combat troops from Iraq — one to two brigades per month until they are all removed. He will do so regardless of the conditions in Iraq, regardless of the consequences for our national security, regardless of Israel’s security, and in disregard of the best advice of our commanders on the ground.

This course would surely result in a catastrophe. If our troops are ordered to make a forced retreat, we risk all-out civil war, genocide, and a failed state in the heart of the Middle East. Al Qaeda terrorists would rejoice in the defeat of the United States. Allowing a potential terrorist sanctuary would profoundly affect the security of the United States, Israel, and our other friends, and would invite further intervention from Iraq’s neighbors, including an emboldened Iran. We must not let this happen. We must not leave the region to suffer chaos, terrorist violence and a wider war.

My friends, as the people of Israel know better than most, the safety of free people can never be taken for granted. And in a world full of dangers, Israel and the United States must always stand together.
A catastrophizing wing nut. Ugh!

3 comments:

John D. Enright said...

I guess that I'm a "wing nut" too, whatever that means.

bryce said...

The issue of climate change is one that we ignore at our own peril. There may still be disputes about exactly how much we're contributing to the warming of the earth's atmosphere and how much is naturally occurring, but what we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return. And unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels and chart a new course on energy in this country, we are condemning future generations to global CATASTROPHE.
- Barack Obama

Tzvee said...

the word is not taboo. it's when you say voting for your opponent is going to result in catastrophe... that's just pure crap