Friday, September 6, 2013

A Maverick Map of Battlefield Earth

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has long been a media go to guy for military matters in the District of Calamity (sic).  The Maverick Senator cultivates a chummy relationship with the media,  is always available for a Sunday talking heads show and most of his policy positions are aligned with the elite Liberal media. 

Senator McCain's recent faux pas playing video poker during Senate Committee hearings on the Syrian Crisis has not diminished McCain's stature in the Lamestream Media on military action in the Levant. President Obama had tried to cultivate the Maverick Senator with his familiar Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for GOP support on striking Syria, but Senator McCain (temporarily) withdrew support from the President for not going far enough.

McCain's penchant for military intervention has been graphically depicted by Mother Jones Magazine.  

Senator McCain supported President Obama's operations in Libya in 2011 despite Congress not being adequately consulted regarding the War Powers Act.  Regarding the Bosnian non-binding Authorization of Force in March 1999, McCain joined the 58-41 majority to support President Bill Clinton's bombing of Serbia, even though the measure failed in the House of Representatives.  

It is interesting to see how McCain's bellicose bloviations would have the US militarily involved in Sudan and Mali.  Moreover, McCain has rattled the sabre against the Russian Federation and the Peoples' Republic of China. 

While John McCain's five and a half years imprisonment in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War and refusing early release without his comrades was honorable and made him a great American.  However, Senator McCain's track record in boisterously bolstering belligerent behavior calls to mind Major Kong in Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).

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