Skip to comments.McCain’s Troubling Outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood
Posted on 02/22/2012 10:57:56 AM PST by servo1969
Republican John McCain has been traveling the Mideast with a bipartisan delegation of his Senate colleagues. He seems to think the regions ascendant Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood are people America can do business with.
Call it pragmatism. Perhaps it is simply a cynical bid to secure the release of sixteen U.S. hostages, some of whom work in Egypt for the International Republican Institute, a non-governmental organization Sen. McCain has long chaired.
Whatever his rationale, John McCains warming to the Brotherhood is strategically catastrophic. It fails to recognize that groups determination to destroy infidel nations like ours. It signals bipartisan support for giving the Brothers billions in foreign aid, and maybe arms. And it offers political cover to one of President Obamas most insidious and destructive policies. This must not stand.
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My conclusion about why John McCain does the things he does-
He thinks every idea he has must be a good one. Why? Because he thought of it. Ergo it must be right. Everyone who disagrees with him is just a hater. He's John McCain, dammit! Don't you know what he went through?! Who the hell are you to tell him he's wrong?!
At least, that's the conclusion I've come to. And I voted for this horse's arse in 2008 because I had to.
John McCain is insane. I really think Arizona should be punished for continuing to reelect this person.
This is the consequence of allowing politicians to stay in office for decades.
Everything McCain does is troubling. I think it starts with his BREATHING!!!
McCain is like the crocodile in Peter Pan. He always shows up at the WRONG time.
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McCain just signaling to ‘Rats not to worry about any potential GOP Senate takeover. He is willing and able, if needed for the traveling-cause, to switch sides. SO, cheer up Harry...
All he wants is for the US to be the world’s police and he is for meddling in every other country’s affairs no matter how unconstitutional. He’s one of the few examples I can understand when the Paulbots bitch and moan about neocons ruining America. McCain is a horrible politician. In some ways he is worse than Obama. If McCain were president there would probably be troops in Syria now. At least Obama has stayed out of this stupid conflict up until now.
“In declining states the leadership intuitively choses the most harmful course of action.”-A Great Historian 1888
Instead he sees himself as a global politician. The Muslim countries take the priority. If you disagree, he resorts to name calling. Hobbits, isolationists...
He’s just following his Blood Brother Sen Kerry’s conduct. </sarc
Nah, it's just Aid and Comfort to the Enemy, from the Manchurian Candidate.
Maybe Juan can convince Da Brotherhood to release their American hostages in Egypt before he promises them anything?
We need to confront Islamic Terrorists and threats to our civilization whenever and wherever they occur.
But unless we are prepared for some heavy-handed brutal occupation and forced conversions, we should leave those Muslim Maniacs to stew in their own filth until they are willing to trade the 6th Century for the 21st, unless they are oppressing non-Muslims in which case we should beat their heads in.
But under NO circumstances are we obligated to save them from the consequences of their threats, aggressions and dictators when they necessitate our giving them a thorough pounding.
We were right to remove Saddam. We were WRONG to commit to a long occupation which lost us a fortune in lives and money trying to civilize these savages.
We were right to destroy the Taliban in Afghanistan. But we should have been more thorough and more brutal. And under no circumstances should we have committed to an occupation there any more than we were right in a prolonged occupation of Iraq.
I voted against him, because anyone who voted for him is resonsible for his policies.
It's like, if the rest of us hates their candidate, that's just the one they want. Don't tell them what to do. yuk., yet they think they have a right to complain???
All those eretiewwa in Arizona must be in the last throes of Alzheimers to keep relelectding McTwitchit McQueeg! The less we hear about him the bettewe.
Thanks AZ for once more inflicting this idiotic loose cannon on the nation.
Democrats are trying to replace their diminishing Jewish vote and money with Islamist support, so Juan, being an imbecile, does the same thing. He thinks Democrats can make no mistakes.
So, I am asking kindly what does RME mean? (Oh Lord, let it be clean) rofl
Rolling My Eyes. Every now and then I see posts disparaging the good people of AZ because of McQueeg, and it makes me do that with my eyes.
Thank you Arizona for Gov. Brewer and Sheriff Arpaio, very refreshing and encouraging for our future. Lord please give us more of these types. Go Arizona.
Just another reason why McCain is obama’s go-to-man in the Senate. I think obama has him on speed-dial. Lindsey Graham is also on his speed-dial, but further down the list. obama’s thoughts are if you have a sure winner, don’t change horses Y-E-T, but be ready just in case.
If anyone accuses you ... or me ... of offering an overly-simplistic view of John McCain, I plan on pleading "Guilty."
That's because John McCain is actually quite the simpleton. In a weird way, he's like that fellow what's-is-name over in the WH. Both had their skids greased and the way made clear from day one in their lives. At least in John (Dumb John's) case, we know it was the McCain family and not spooky international characters like George Soros!
John, a terrible student well known for nutty behavior and some very hard drinking, was pushed into the Naval Academy. About to be expelled, pressure from the Pentagon kept him in. He absolutely could not handle the course work, but was tutored, pushed and God knows what to graduate, somehow. When he did graduate, he was pushed into Flight Training, . He was pushed through to his 'Wings of Gold' over the objections of his flight instructors, a couple of whom, legend and Navy lore has it, were hounded out of the service by the various and sundry Admirals MCCain and their friends. The real McCain, John's Dad, died the day after VJ Day! Since then, John has reaped the sympathy support!
As a pilot, with no hand-eye coordination and known for no common sense, he was an absolute and dangerous disaster. He was well known for getting lost ... over the Chesapeake, among other more exotic places ... and finishing off enough planes to qualify as a "Jap Ace." His capture by the Vietnamese caused many a fleet air arm maintenance man to actually breathe a sigh of relief! As a pilot, John never "got it."
You're right. Like Obama, he believes his every waking thought to be a brilliant idea. By the time he was through with the Hanoi Hilton, he was a permanent mental wreck. The Navy should have thanked him then for his service to the country and pensioned him off, or put him in a home.
Now all we can do is be wary of his disservice to country and try to keep him in check. There are plenty of fellows around who served with him. Just ask them, and then you won't even have to listen. Just look at the way they will roll their eyes, shake their heads, and turn away. Sad, sad case.
It sure as hell doesn't say much for the voters of Arizona.
Senator John Sidney McCain III could have been a North Vietnamese ace, not a Jap one. His grandfather, Admiral John Sidney McCain (posthumously granted his fourth star) died on 9/6/1945 of a heart attack. He had suffered from blood high pressure and the stress of the war killed him. Admiral John S. McCain, Jr (January 17, 1911 March 22, 1981) was Senator McCain’s Father. He was a quite living captain, when his son was at Annapolis.
BTW, "Jap Ace" is what we called a guy who wrecked or severely damaged a number of aircraft in my day, which was considerably after the unpleasantness with the Mikado had ceased. In fact, my day was during John's day, and before his capture the guy was a pretty darn well known doofus in the yanking and banking fraternity.