Another "war president"?''
Colin Powell is the first Chairman since the end of the Vietnam War that doesn't constantly warn us about body bags, a habit that always made me grind my teeth,'' said Senator John McCain, a Republican of Arizona. NYTimes, August 17, 1990.
During his re-election campaign, George W. Bush told the American public,
I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign-policy matters with war on my mind. Again, I wish it wasn't true, but it is true. And the American people need to know they got a president who sees the world the way it is. And I see dangers that exist, and it's important for us to deal with them. MSNBC, February 8, 2004.Now, John McCain is a man who hates warnings about body bags, while his top advisers tell him that the cost of the Iraq War, in lives and to our Treasury, is about right. And to religious advisers to McCain openly advise him to start a first strike war against Iran. Isn't John McCain just another "war president", regardless of what he says on the campaign trail? And isn't he going to try to convince the American people to elect him, with war on their minds, rather than electing Barack Obama in the hopes of peace?
Hillary Clinton agrees, saying recently with respect to the 2008 presidential race, "This is a wartime election, which Democrats haven't talked enough about in my opinion." MSNBC, March 3, 2008.