Skip to comments.McCain Camp Touts Break with Bush on Nukes
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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Well, if its good enough for Hairplugs Biden, no worries from me.
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.
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?
Is McCain’s desire to show that he is not Bush making him support suicidal policies?
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.
I suppose the RNC expects conservative Republicans to actually vote for this putz?
This is his initiative, not Russia's.
Didn't Dr. Paul advocate this too and was criticized for it?
I doubt that Ron Paul advocated an international body for safekeeping of waste. He’s not that dumb.
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.
I would rather hear how to tell that McLame is different from Obama, rather than different from Bush.
Save him a helluva lot of time, and would be mostly true.
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.
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?
I’m not sure, but if he proposed it, he deserves the same criticism I’m leveling at McCain.
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.
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.
Republicanism gone amok.
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.
Yep, a bunch of mother amukers!!!