Sunday, March 9, 2008

John McCain Loses Credibility...A Trip Around The Blogs

Have just finished cruising the world of the bloggosphere, and it seems the opposition to McCain is mounting on all sides as he angers everyone from Boeing Employees, Iraq War Vets, to every voter in his silence on the George W. Bush veto of the bill that would have banned torture.

Over on AP My Way you can read about the Boeing workers targeting McCain after a huge contract was given to (of all people)the parent company of the French Air Bus...and the French helped us how in Iraq?


WASHINGTON (AP) - Angry Boeing supporters are vowing revenge against Republican presidential candidate John McCain over Chicago-based Boeing's loss of a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract to the parent company of European plane maker Airbus.
There are other targets for their ire - the Air Force, the defense secretary and even the entire Bush administration.

But Boeing supporters in Congress are directing their wrath at McCain, the Arizona senator and nominee in waiting, for scuttling an earlier deal that would have let Boeing build the next generation of Air Force refueling tankers. Boeing now will miss out on a deal that it says would have supported 44,000 new and existing jobs at the company and suppliers in 40 states.

"I hope the voters of this state remember what John McCain has done to them and their jobs," said Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., whose state would have been home to the tanker program and gained about 9,000 jobs.

Over on the Unpartisan Blog, seems at least one Iraq War Vet is against McCain's desire to follow the Bush War doctrine, is speaking out against leaving our troops in Iraq for the next 100 years.

Sunday, March 09 2008, 03:46 AM Iraq Vet:

U.S. Can't Afford McCain Victory

Speaking on behalf of the Democratic Party, an Iraq combat veteran said Saturday that apparent GOP nominee John McCain should not win the presidential election because he would continue the war in Iraq while ignoring other threats.

Lastly, found a great article over on Amerinz on George Bush's veto of the bill that would have outlawed torture...the BIG QUESTION...where is McCain in rebuking Bush for this callous and Un-American action, why isn't he leading the Republican Charge in seeking a Congressional over-ride of the veto. He should be on every Sunday morning news program in America, but he will not be. The great American War Hawk suddenly looks like a DoDo bird.

Stand up to Bush and torture

Over the weekend, George Bush vetoed a bill that would have banned the use of torture by the CIA. He claimed that use of torture had prevented terrorist attacks, and that presidents should have torture as an option. Congress must override that veto.

The Bush-Cheney regime has major credibility problems on this issue. They’ve long claimed that the US doesn’t use torture, but that denial is based on their legal team having re-defined the word in a way that would give the Bush-Cheney regime legal cover in the event any of them were prosecuted for authorising torture—in direct violation of US law and international treaties. The record shows that they’ve authorised torture in the past, and probably still do; they just don’t call it that.

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