McCain: All Those Wars I Supported Are Not Any Fun Anymore

It’s almost like spending a decade destablizing the Middle East had the effect of destabilizing it, you guys;

“It was a coup and it was the second time in two-and-a-half years that we have seen the military step in. It’s a strong indicator of the lack of American leadership and influence since we’ve urged the military not to do that,” McCain said Sunday on CBS’s “Face The Nation,”according to Politico. “The place is descending into chaos but so is the entire Middle East because of the total vacuum and lack of American leadership…Whether it be the massacres in Syria; Lebanon is beset by sectarian violence; Jordan is about to collapse under the weight of refugees; Iraq is unraveling; Afghanistan — we’re having grave problems organizing a follow on force in Afghanistan.”

So what exactly kind of “American leadership” should have been provided, John McCain?

“Their economy is in terrible shape thanks to their policies but the fact is the United States should not be supporting this coup and it’s a tough call.”

Well, that clears that right up. What a goddamn choad. I seriously have no patience for these people, who long for some golden age when all America had to do was raise a national eyebrow and everybody behaved. You know, like in the 70s … I mean the 80s … I mean the 90s … I mean god damn it, everybody listen to John McCain!

When exactly did “American leadership” command the kind of instaneous obedience that John McCain is imagining it will here? When were we NOT facepalming all over the state department at the way somebody in that region was behaving? When was this paradise of bending to our will, and how exactly are we supposed to re-enact it now that everybody hates us due to us blowing up large portions of several countries and refusing to admit that that sucked?

If only we’d made the Iraqis build that statue of George W. Bush. That would have solved everything.


4 thoughts on “McCain: All Those Wars I Supported Are Not Any Fun Anymore

  1. montag says:

    John, John, John, much of this could be laid at the foot of American interference in those countries.
    And, I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that behind many, if not all, of these conflicts, there’s a contingent of CIA field men stirring things up, hoping to steer one or another group toward the U.S., and hoping they win yet another client state that will do what the U.S. wants over what needs to be done.
    Look at virtually every war since WWII, and one can find the CIA starting it, in the middle of it, trying to help American business capitalize from it, and likely fucking things up.
    We do have a history of that sort of thing, John.


  2. MichaelF says:

    Wow, how novel. John McCain on a Sunday Morning News show?
    Christ, imagine how god-awful it’d be if he was president…and if Palin was veep…


  3. montag says:

    “Christ, imagine how god-awful it’d be if he was president…and if Palin was veep…”
    Oh, I think Scary Sarah would have poisoned his Metamucil by now. For someone as crazy as her, I would guess that the step from bimbo to Borgia would be a very small one.


  4. Snarki, child of Loki says:

    “If only we’d made the Iraqis build that statue of George W. Bush. That would have solved everything.”
    I think you’re right about this; it would have distracted the insurgents like crazy, while providing months of entertainment to everyone who didn’t drink the GOP kool-aid.


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