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Mccain War

War Hero or War Criminal, Who Decides?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra


Conventional Wisdom Surging

Edward Humes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Humes

Two highly suspect yet seemingly unkillable narratives continue to swirl through the election largely unchallenged: the undeniable success of "The Surge" and McCain's reputation as a proven military leader.

Is There Any War McCain Thinks Can't Be Won?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In April of 1969, the commander in chief of American forces in the Pacific, Admiral John S. McCain Jr., sent a cable to General Earle Wheeler, the cha...

Chicagoland: Lack of Experience Versus Cranky Old Age

James O'Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James O'Gallagher

In contrast to the Democrats I spoke to, the Republican lawyer said she saw no problem with McCain's militarism, nor that of the neoconservatives more generally. She didn't worry about the possibility of a draft. She felt that the Iraq War was "mismanaged" but that there was no hidden agenda and no "conspiracy" to lead us to war.

Chicagoland: Lack of Experience Versus Cranky Old Age

James Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Gallagher

Note: This article was authored by James O'Gallagher. Any other versions are the result of a technical glitch....

Sam Stein

Obama Ad: McCain's War Policy An Economic Disaster | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign released a new attack ad on Wednesday that -- as the Senator has tried to do during the debate over the surge -- ties economic trou...

Uncle Bubba for President

Emily Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Pease

Well, I've been thinking about it, and I've decided that if being a POW qualifies one to be President, then I wish my Uncle Bubba was still alive, because he definitely would've qualified.

McCain: 'I Said We Would Have An Easy Victory' In Iraq And 'We Did'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In late 2002 and early 2003, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was a fixture on cable television, assuring Americans that an invasion of Iraq would be "easy." "...

Why Doesn't Media Ask McCain: "You Have Served Your Country Honorably, Sir, but Exactly Which Wars Have You Won?"

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

McCain will opt for war as the first choice, not the last choice. With America now embroiled in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one has to worry about John McCain's desire to "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran."

Sam Stein

Dem Attack On McCain's Iraq Record: Is It Fair? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the Democratic National Committee blasted out to reporters a memo of selected quotes designed to show the John McCain not only making unrea...

I'm Just Sayin': Beware McCain's "Peace with Honor"

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

As the general election unfolds, McCain's strategic message will be to argue that both he and Obama will end the war in Iraq, but under McCain, American will remain proud and honorable.

The Sacred McCow

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

the letters POW do not spell POTUS. Such voices as those of Wesley Clark and Jim Webb are correct to bring some balance and perspective to the issue and wipe some of the steam off the windows.

McCain Comes Ashore In Pennsylvania

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

McCain says, "I don't have to tell you, old comrades, I hate war." Three generations of veterans in the hall applaud. For all the electrifying moments at Obama rallies, there has never been one quite like this.

McCain & Obama: Two Visions of America

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, each in their own way, tell a story about America, who we are and where we are going. These are their personal narratives.

McCain's Views On War Laid Bare In 1974 Thesis

NY Times | David Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About a year after his release from a North Vietnamese prison camp, Cmdr. John S. McCain III sat down to address one of the most vexing questions conf...

Sam Stein

McCain Recycles 2001 Pro-War Column For 2008 Speech | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yes, you have heard this speech before. On Wednesday, Sen. John McCain delivered a "major" foreign policy address, in which, as part of his defense f...