Thursday, April 10, 2008

McCain Keeps America's Options Open

Republican Sen. John McCain refused to rule out a pre-emptive war against another country, although he said one would be very unlikely.

The likely Republican presidential nominee was asked at a town-hall meeting if he would reject “the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war.”

“I don’t think you could make a blanket statement about pre-emptive war, because obviously, it depends on the threat that the United States of America faces,” McCain told his audience at Bridgewater Associates Inc., a global investment firm.

“If someone is about to launch a weapon that would devastate America, or have the capability to do so, obviously, you would have to act immediately in defense of this nation’s national security interests.”

Well, score one for McCain. No option should ever be removed from our ability as a nation to respond to a threat.

Even if a Democrat had such feelings, he or she could never voice them because they would be ostracized by the large lunatic group within the party.

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