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Sep 27, 2008 11:20 pm

Richard Milhous McCain Debates John Fitzgerald Obama

Last night, I kept expecting Obama to echo Kennedy's warning from 1960 in his debate with Nixon about the need to close the non-existent"missile gap." While he was more restrained than McCain on Iraq and Iran, his differences on other foreign policy issues were generally paper thin.

Like McCain, Obama endorsed the General Jack Ripperesque move of admitting Ukraine and Georgia to NATO (thus potentially obligating the U.S. to escalate to World War III in case of a border dispute with Russia) and a"surge" of more U.S. troops into Afghanistan. Obama's statements on U.S. military incursions into Pakistan made McCain look almost cool-headed by comparison (no small accomplishment).

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David T. Beito - 9/30/2008

I agree. The debate made even more obvious the fact that McCain is on a very short fuse emotionally. I shudder to think what he would have done during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Common Sense - 9/29/2008

Politicians will say whatever they think they need to say to win. Look at their foreign policy advisers. McCain has more crusaders; Obama more realists. Obama does not think that singing "Bomb Iran" is funny.

David T. Beito - 9/27/2008

I don't know how many times I've seen that film but it never registered. He was a brigadier general.

Robert Higgs - 9/27/2008

David, please! It's GENERAL Jack Ripper, not COLONEL Jack Ripper.