2008 January 27 Sunday
McCain On Earmarks Versus Iraq War

John McCain deludes himself that he's taking the moral high ground.

A Republican presidential candidate, Senator John McCain of Arizona, is campaigning on his record as a longtime foe of earmarks. In wartime, he said, “it is especially egregious to squander money on special-interest pet projects.”

But isn't the Iraq war a special interest pet project? How exactly is it in the general public interest?

Seems to me we could withdraw from Iraq, cut one really big line item in the current US budget, and reduce the future outlays that will otherwise come from long term care of soldiers who haven't been injured yet.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2008 January 27 04:03 PM  Mideast Iraq Exit Debate

Ned said at January 28, 2008 10:27 AM:

Pat Buchanan takes an especially negative look at John McCain in his current column:

"Where President Bush has been bravest, on taxes and judges, McCain has been his nemesis. Not only did McCain vote against the Bush tax cuts twice, he colluded to sell out the most conservative of the Bush nominees to the courts."

Read the whole thing: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=24666.

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