Wednesday, September 17, 2008


“There’s going to be other wars. I’m sorry to tell you, there’s going to
be other wars. We will never surrender, but there will be other wars.”
Great Satan's foreign policy in Future World will most likely include the robust and relentless exercise of American military power, humanitarian interventions and Regime Changes - either the fun friendly way like in Pakistan or the old school way at the point of an M16.

Either way is fine.

True security, a real peace (def'd as way more than the absence of war) can truly only be achieved when all nations enjoy egalitarian, tolerant societies with an uncensored media, transparent, periodic elections, militaries under civilian control, independent judiciaries under elected gov oversight and nat'l treasuries under public scrutiny.

Ex Navy fly guy, GOP nominee McCain has recruited a saavy collection of Vulcans, Neocons, America Firsters and Straussian Purists to advise and consent:

Robert Kagan - After serving as an adviser to Congressman Jack Kemp in 1983, and then working as a speechwriter for Secretary of State George Schultz, in 1985 Kagan was chosen by Elliot Abrams to head the Office of Public Diplomacy, whose mission was to create support for the Nicaraguan Contra rebels.

Kagan was a co-founder of PNAC, and is currently a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Co-author with Bill Kristol of “Toward a Neo-Reaganite Foreign Policy” in which he advocated “benevolent” American global hegemony based upon military dominance and “elevated patriotism.”

Robert's brother Frederick is the cat who thought up Surge.

Advocate of a “concert of democracies” to supplant the UN Security Council in order to grant legitimacy to military interventions around the globe. Recently recognized the need to talk with Iran, if only to establish a record to use against Tehran.

“American power, even deployed under a double standard, may be the
best means of advancing progress.” BBC, 2003

John Bolton - Former diplomat, Senior Vice President for Public Policy Research at the American Enterprise Institute, and member of the Project for the New American Century, Bolton was one of the signers of the January 1998 PNAC letter sent to President Bill Clinton urging him to regime change Iraq.

In 2005, Bolton was nominated to be Great Satan's rep to the UN, but his nomination met with strong Democratic opposition over Bolton’s controversial anti-UN statements and policies. Bolton was eventually given a recess appointment to the UN. He served from 2005 to 2006, and resigned at the end of one term. At a conservative conference in 2008, Bolton described how “McCain secretly tried to shepherd his nomination to the United Nations.”

Bolton currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, His last book "Surrender Is Not An Option" is required reading, and he currently wields like the world's largest moustache.

"Diplomacy is not an end in itself if it does not advance U.S.

Max Boot - Ex Wall Street Journal editor and current senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, expertise includes a really cool name, Defense policy; defense budget; proliferation; nation-building and peacekeeping; democracy and human rights; Great Satan grand strategy; national security; military technology; military history; Great Satan's foreign policy; terrorism and guerilla warfare; terrorism; media.

Boot advocates a role for Great Satan similar to the British Empire. Believes that Great Satan needs a “colonial office” inspired by the British system in India in order to better fulfill its role of transforming the world.

Advocate of a sort of foreign legion wherein immigrants and other non-citizens would receive citizenship in exchange for U.S. military service. Excellent military historian and a big fan of Great Satan's 30 year in the future military.

"Only if democracy eventually prevails in Pyongyang and Tehran can
the West breathe easy."

Randy Scheuneman Ex Congressional aide to Trent Lott and Bob Dole. Co-founder, president and executive director of the Committee For the Liberation of Iraq. Drafter of the 1998 Iraq Liberation Act. Project director at the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). In 1998, founded a firm which lobbied on behalf of the NRA, and later the governments of Georgia and other former Soviet Bloc states benefiting from the invasion of Iraq. Authored concept of “rogue state rollback.”

Ralph Peters - Retired U.S. Lieutenant Colonel, author, novelist and op-ed writer. Called Muqtada al-Sadr “our mortal enemy” in 2006, and supported Surge while it ripped the living guts out of Mahdi Army.

“If we can’t leave a democracy behind, we should at least leave the
corpses of our enemies."

Senator Joe Lieberman - One of Congress’s strongest Iraq war supporters, former Democrat (current Independent) Lieberman has bashed Democrats for proposing timelines for withdrawing troops from Iraq. Like McCain, Lieberman subscribes to George W. Bush’s “global war on terror” view (which McCain calls a transcendental struggle“) and also supports expansive executive power for prosecuting that war. Lieberman has also advocated a tax to fund expansion of the military.

“I’m worried that too many people, both in politics and out, don’t appreciate the seriousness of the threat to American security and the evil of the enemy that faces us"

Just a few of the McCaineocons that may have even more influ and power if McCain wins. Others include Bill Kristol, Daniel McKivergan, Gary Schmitt, Mark Salter, James Woolsey.


Skunkfeathers said...

A vote for Oblahblah is a vote to follow the Clinton Doctrine: paper, empty responses to threats, and guarantee the enemy can hit us with more 9/11s, just like he allowed to happen the first time. Same with the Carter Doctrine, that weakened and undermined our military to allow Iran to take our diplomats and humiliate us.

McCain is the only answer to maintain national security.

Jeff said...

“If we can’t leave a democracy behind, we should at least leave the corpses of our enemies."

You have got love Peters.

9/11 was primarily a Clinton failure. 8 years of bubba encouraged our enemies to attack because of perceived weakness. UBL even cites Somalia, and our disgraceful pull out, as a reason he started planning 9/11.
Obama seems naive about foreign policy. McCain means McCanned to anyone challenging U.S. power.

heidianne jackson said...

no comparison, is there? should be a waste of time and typing to do the comparison, but still so many don't (won't?) see. it's disgusting.

Khaki Elephant said...

A vote for Oblahblah is a vote to follow the Clinton Doctrine

I'm not even sure I'd go that far. Clinton at least talked a good game and fired a missile into a tent hoping to hit a camel. With Obama I fear we are heading back to the Carter Doctrine, a policy of absolute appeasement that fostered new terrorist regimes until the rise of the Great Communicator/Ass Kicker, Ronald W. Reagan.