Posts Tagged ‘McCain

Twist: Tribes

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might as well be D’s & R’s performing for their same masters.


McCain gives the finger to Iraq Vets

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September 2, 2008 at 7:14 am

McCain, Rick Davis and the “Reform” Institute

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Ken Silverstein has an update to last weeks entry on McCain and his non-profit side project and some details that have surfaced since his preceding article went to print. No surprise that the ‘business-as-usual’ revolving door is in play for the straight-bull express. update here.


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April 14, 2008 at 2:27 pm

McCain’s kind of ‘Reform’

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Ken Silverstein, at Harpers, has a forthcoming article in the May issue, on: “the supposedly independent Reform Institute, the stated goal of which is to promote accountability and transparency in government, is effectively an extension of McCain’s political machine.“. He also has a few other stories on the matter that can be found

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April 12, 2008 at 3:35 am

Sporadic Folly

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In typical all-knowing arrogant pol fashion, Captain Strawberries played to his adoring fans, and of course the fawning media, on his bumbling mid-east ‘Kill’em All Tour‘ beating his war drum of feardom.


As if that weren’t enough, now one of his sycophants is doled out a slap on the wrist for showing the true face of the campaign to rule the world. Such dementia always seems to make it’s presence known when the imaginary grail is up for grabs, but is not the least bit unexpected from those unwilling to look beyond the prescribed wisdom of federally induced doctrine. Predilection for the conscience of denial and omission is cognate of the false idol, hero-worshiping cult of the modern day militarist.

Of course, many other great events in American history might be examined as I have suggested U.S. participation in World War II ought to be examined – by taking the relevant antecedents fully into account. For historians, this advice should be unnecessary; if they know anything, they know that history did not begin yesterday. The American people at large, however, remain extremely vulnerable to misleading descriptions of the government’s actions, especially its plunges into foreign wars – accounts of which generally disregard many relevant antecedents, particularly those that cast blame on the United States for stirring up enmities abroad. Yet, any honest account of U.S. foreign policy reveals that this country’s government has engaged again and again in foreign interventions whose official justifications cannot withstand critical scrutiny. Many of these interventions amounted to little more than armed errand-running for privileged American business interests seeking to beat foreigners into line and, not coincidentally, to line their own pockets. This aspect of U.S. foreign policy famously led General Smedley Butler to declare that war is a racket.


ummmm… yummy.

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March 20, 2008 at 10:06 pm