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In reviewing the acceptance speech of Senator John McCain from Arizona at the Republican convention in St Paul MN I was suprised by the vigor of his fighting words. While I do appreciate an avid defender of freedom and a warrior, someone willing to sacrifice for the common good, I am concerned about putting into the White Housea seventy-two year old "maverick" with an attitude.
The skills of a soldier are well valued, as they should be in our democracy, but isn't it critical that our next leader have the skills of a peacemaker as well. Aren't these peace making skills critical in saving lives, in building and growing international relations... and in reaching accross party lines for change that will enable the United States to continue to be the land of promise in a world that becomes more complex every day.
Senator McCain said in speaking of George Bush "He has not wavered. He has not flinched from the hard choices. He will not yield.
And neither will we."
While that rhetoric is admirable, I am not so sure I want the unyielding, dogmatic leadership we have seen in the past eight years. My understanding is that there are times when a good leader must consent to yield on certain matters. This must not be considered a flaw but an asset. President Bush made the hard choice of war and Senator McCain is ready to follow in his footsteps. With 4119 US servicemen lost as of July 8, 2008 and approximately 90,000 Iraqi civilians dead so far perhaps peace was the harder choice.
But don't tell that to John McCain, he's a fighter.
I thought the current president was the dumbest president in the history of the world - but so - now with McCain we have a contender, who may even make Bush look like a genius.
Yeah I watched his acceptance speech too Capitol Hillbilly. Did you notice how he mentioned both Iran and Russia. That probably put both countries into more of a state of readiness seeing Bush invaded Iraq after mentioning the axis of evil. By talking tuff like that I imagine both Iran and Russia must be thinking that it was as close to a declaration of war as you can get. Palin was talking tuff in her acceptance speech too. So where's the change both mention. Personally I hope Obama gets in to try to avoid any future wars.
by Prophecy Teacher9 years ago
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