Date registered: Aug 2002
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^ I agree. Here is McCain's quote: "Maybe a hundred. Make it one hundred. Weâ€™ve been in South Korea, weâ€™ve been in Japan for sixty years. Weâ€™ve been in South Korea for fifty years or so. Thatâ€™d be fine with me as long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed. Then itâ€™s fine with me. I would hope it would be fine with you if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Qaeda is training, recruiting, equipping and motivating people every single day."
And I'm sad to say I think he's right. Extrapolated just a tad, he is suggesting that Americans won't care if we're there for 100 years as long as there is no active combat.
As you suggest, that will never happen. Our continued presence in Iraq is and will continue to be the most volatile fodder for terrorism the world has ever known. The sad truth is that McCain will continue the Bush dream of a permanent occupation, generating blowback that the imperialist pissants will use to rationalize our continued presence and even expand the level of our hegemony in the region. This is a potential doomsday scenario.
"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon