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Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Consistency, thy name is...

...not John McCain. I don't expect that much consistency from capitalist politicians, but even I was surprised to read these quotes in a post over at Daily Kos:
In 1993, Sen. John McCain led an effort to cut off funds immediately for military operations in Somalia after a firefight in Mogadishu killed 18 U.S. troops. The former prisoner of war in Vietnam brought a hush to the chamber floor when he asked what would happen if Congress failed to act and more Americans died.

"On whose hands rest the blood of American troops? Ask yourself this question," said McCain, R-Ariz.
"In my view that does not mean as soon as order is restored to Haiti. It does not mean as soon as democracy is flourishing in Haiti. It does not mean as soon as we have established a viable nation in Haiti. As soon as possible means as soon we can get out of Haiti without losing any American lives."
This might be the place to post another Malvina Reynolds song, "Boraxo," about washing blood off your hands ("You can always wash them clean...with Boraxo"), but since I've already done three songs today, I'll hold off for another occasion. Besides, I don't think there's enough Boraxo to wash the blood off the hands of those responsible for the carnage in Iraq.

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