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McCain Camp Touts Break with Bush on Nukes
ABC ^ | 5/27/08 | staff

Posted on 05/27/2008 7:06:23 PM PDT by pissant

ABC News' Teddy Davis and James Gerber Report: The McCain campaign played up its differences with President Bush on nuclear security on a Tuesday conference call with reporters.

"I think it's fair to characterize this as a significant departure from the nuclear security policies of the Bush administration," said McCain advisor Randy Scheunemann.

Scheunemann said that the differences between McCain and Bush covered not only a discrepancy on the "ultimate goal" of a "nuclear-free world" but also McCain's openness to further testing limits, his openness to treaty-based discussions with Russia, his openness to talking with China, and his support for international enrichment centers and spent fuel depositories.

"These are all differences from the Bush administration," said Scheunemann who serves as McCain's senior foreign policy and national security advisor.

McCain's claim that he was departing from Bush's policy was supported, albeit with qualifications, by an unlikely source: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: geopolitics; liberal; mccain; mccainsucks; mccaintruthfile; nowaymccain; nuclear; nukes; presidentbush; proliferation
But Biden acknowledged Tuesday that McCain’s nuclear security speech contained "many ideas that suggest a welcome departure from the Bush Administration’s hostility to arms control."

Well, if its good enough for Hairplugs Biden, no worries from me.

1 posted on 05/27/2008 7:06:24 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
"McCain's claim that he was departing from Bush's policy was supported, albeit with qualifications, by an unlikely source: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del."

Doesn't seem so unlikely to me...I would look for and anticipate more Dem support for McCain's policies, especially if he gets into the WH. He will be "just one of the boys" to the Libs.

2 posted on 05/27/2008 7:09:31 PM PDT by BloodOrFreedom
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To: pissant

McCain stated today he wants to pull all tactical nuclear battlefield weapons out of Europe. He wants to decrease our nuclear weapons to the bear minimum. He wants to give our nuclear waste to an international body for safekeeping.

The man is a walking political time bomb, set to go off on January 20th, 2009.

Joe Biden agrees with him. Doesn’t that tell folks anything?


3 posted on 05/27/2008 7:10:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Votes to Pass Leftist Policy: McCain Senators 90, House 375 / Obama Senators 58, House 275.)
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To: pissant

Is McCain’s desire to show that he is not Bush making him support suicidal policies?


4 posted on 05/27/2008 7:17:08 PM PDT by G.Love (Romney '12)
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To: DoughtyOne

Oh, but he was supposed to be the Republican national security candidate! I mean, that’s why the morons flocked to him in droves, right?

Or can anyone figure out any reason these dingbats voted for McCain in Florida and South Carolina? Because the media and Charlie Crist told them to?

John McCain: A UN Republican, apparently.


5 posted on 05/27/2008 7:19:27 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: CaspersGh0sts

I suppose the RNC expects conservative Republicans to actually vote for this putz?


6 posted on 05/27/2008 7:34:31 PM PDT by chaos_5
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To: pissant

McCain Camp Touts Break with Bush Reagan on Nukes


7 posted on 05/27/2008 7:36:38 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (1984 was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual!)
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To: pissant
Odd statement, since Bush has supported a unilateral reduction in our nuclear stockpile since he was inaugurated:

President Bush Approves Significant Reduction in Nuclear Weapons Stockpile

This is his initiative, not Russia's.

8 posted on 05/27/2008 7:39:03 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: DoughtyOne
McCain stated today he wants to pull all tactical nuclear battlefield weapons out of Europe. He wants to decrease our nuclear weapons to the bear minimum. He wants to give our nuclear waste to an international body for safekeeping.

Didn't Dr. Paul advocate this too and was criticized for it?

9 posted on 05/27/2008 7:54:07 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Bipartisanship: Two wolves and the American people deciding what's for dinner)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I doubt that Ron Paul advocated an international body for safekeeping of waste. He’s not that dumb.


10 posted on 05/27/2008 7:59:27 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

McCain should just tell the MSM that he is one of the 65% of the country who ‘disapproves’ of Bush. That ought to settle all the Bush-McCain speculation. No sense in pussyfooting around with it for the next five months.


11 posted on 05/27/2008 8:26:54 PM PDT by bpjam (Drill For Oil or Lose Your Job!! Vote Nov 3, 2008)
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To: pissant

I would rather hear how to tell that McLame is different from Obama, rather than different from Bush.


12 posted on 05/27/2008 8:31:10 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: Paleo Conservative

McCain Camp Touts Break with Bush Reagan on Nukes Republicans


13 posted on 05/27/2008 8:39:28 PM PDT by calcowgirl (Schwarzenegger and McCain are trying to castrate the elephant)
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14 posted on 05/27/2008 8:48:01 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (If McCain really CAN "win without conservatives," then why do you care if I vote for him or not?)
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To: bpjam

Save him a helluva lot of time, and would be mostly true.


15 posted on 05/27/2008 8:48:43 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: DoughtyOne

When I read/heard what McCain is proposing re: our nuclear arms - my thoughts were - well that seals it. McCain, as suspected, is an actual Chinese communist sleeper agent - the real Manchurian candidate....and we as a nation are toast - should either he or the two liars in the Dem party become President.


16 posted on 05/27/2008 9:53:22 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Well, I sure don’t get it. He’s a nightmare and everyone flocks to him anyway. The bar sure has been lowered to allow this guy the chance to lead us. Like what bar?

No thanks...


17 posted on 05/27/2008 10:22:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Votes to Pass Leftist Policy: McCain Senators 90, House 375 / Obama Senators 58, House 275.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Exactly!


18 posted on 05/27/2008 10:22:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Votes to Pass Leftist Policy: McCain Senators 90, House 375 / Obama Senators 58, House 275.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’m not sure, but if he proposed it, he deserves the same criticism I’m leveling at McCain.


19 posted on 05/27/2008 10:40:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Votes to Pass Leftist Policy: McCain Senators 90, House 375 / Obama Senators 58, House 275.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

I’ll tell ya, this guy baffles me. He almost seems psychotic in the way he proposes this stuff knowing it will alienate himself from our side.

He should change parties now. The Dems would be glad to have him, and we could nominate someone who truly agrees with us.

Isn’t this amazing? And so many are suckering for it anyway.


20 posted on 05/27/2008 10:45:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Votes to Pass Leftist Policy: McCain Senators 90, House 375 / Obama Senators 58, House 275.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Excellent idea! There must be a way in which a Republican candidate can be declared NOT ACCEPTABLE to the (old) rank and file Repubs at any point in the election process.

I would say planned capitulation to our avowed enemies would be clear justification to abandon him as a Republican candidate ———

And I am serious! Rank and file Repubs could find a way to do this along with some leadership .....maybe through the courts? That’s the domain of the demonrats, I know——

But, seriously, McCain’s suggestion of nuclear disarming this country IS TREASONOUS and disqualifies him as a Republican candidate....period.


21 posted on 05/28/2008 1:51:25 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: DoughtyOne
Isn’t this amazing? And so many are suckering for it anyway.

Republicanism gone amok.

22 posted on 05/28/2008 2:06:30 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

In his defense, he did say he wanted to keep the absolute minimum it would take to keep us safe. Then again he said he wouldn’t approve of an amnesty until our borders were under control. I’m buying that one, aren’t you.

McCain is touted as the third term of Bush, but I’m thinking he’s more like the third term of Slick Willie.


23 posted on 05/28/2008 4:06:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Votes to Pass Leftist Policy: McCain Senators 90, House 375 / Obama Senators 58, House 275.)
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To: roamer_1

Yep, a bunch of mother amukers!!!


24 posted on 05/28/2008 4:11:26 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Votes to Pass Leftist Policy: McCain Senators 90, House 375 / Obama Senators 58, House 275.)
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