Friday, March 7, 2008

Republican Ex-Senator Bob Dole Says McCain is a Hot-Head

Hat Tip to Agent X for this link.

Is John Sidney McCain, III a "hothead" with a dangerous "temper" than he may not be able to control in a moment of extreme stress?
Former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole said Wednesday night that current White House hopeful John McCain has a temper — but added the Arizona senator “can control it.”

Dole told CNN’s Larry King that his former Senate colleague “does have a… I guess you could say temper. But I always sort of rationalized that because the poor guy had been locked up” in a tiny cell for six years. But McCain, he said, “can control it. It's not a problem anymore.”

With a top campaign adviser and extreme religious zealots advising McCain to go to war with Iran, one wonders what would stop McCain, in a moment of stress, from starting a first strike nuclear or coventional war with Iran. And once he starts it and can't get his "mission accomplished" moment, what will he do when the war insistently refuses to live up to his expectations?

2 comments:

AgentX said...

Well, the report seems to have hit a bullseye.
In this segment of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the Salon.com reporter covering the issue of McCain's temper states that the military officers he has interviewed consider McCain to be dangerous. Some have even said that he loses control of himself and they don't want him near the nuke "trigger".
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uiYnuHZMpAY
Here's an example at 00:45, a quote from Major Gen. Eaton, US Army (ret)
"I am a little worried by his knee-jerk response factor...I think it is a little scary".

The generals prefer Obama or Clinton because they're more mellow under the gun. Whereas McCain...yeah. You said it already.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

So, Eaton has observed McCain close up and Eaton believes McCain is dangerous - too dangerous to be trusted with nuclear response and first-strike authority?