Goodbye Lenin, Mr. McCain, the Cold War is Over

This morning on my way to work I suffered listening to John McCain talk utter crap on Face the Nation. Besides the obvious senility of still thinking we’re living the Cold War (reminds me of the movie Goodbye Lenin), McCain spewed this crap about the U.S. being a beacon of light of freedom in the world. According to the Senator,

I’m not for fomenting violence, nothing except to say that America’s position in the world is one of moral leadership. And that’s what America is all about. And frankly, it’s not only about what takes place in the streets of Tehran but it’s also about what takes place in America’s conscience. . . . The fact is that America has been and will be the beacon of hope and freedom.

This of course is the same John McCain who was caught on tape singing “Bomb Bomb Iran”. Thanks, Mr. Greenwald, for reminding us of the cynicism from those on the right who have spent the last few years trying to get us to bomb Iran and who now want Obama to do more to protect those Iranians that McCain & Company until now were sharpening their knives to attack. And remember Silliary’s obliterate Iran declaration? Wow! Talk about a beacon of light.

It’s funny because these same guys were also praising the results of the recent Lebanese elections where the so called “Pro West” parties won. I have no idea what “Pro West” means, but I can tell you that those who won in Lebanon and even those who are now protesting in the streets in Iran would disagree with American conservatives on almost every issue affecting the Middle East, from Israel to Iraq.

Finally, you have to love the criticisms against the Iranian government for calling the protesters terrorists. Since when did our press ever not call a Muslim protesting in the street a terrorist?



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3 responses to “Goodbye Lenin, Mr. McCain, the Cold War is Over

  1. eric

    I would criticize the speech probably on other grounds, not particularly on these grounds. BTW, the article also doesn’t really disprove the theoretical link. It just says that it is historically inaccurate, it also stretches the quotes a bit out of context.

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