Does John McCain really stand for anything

John McDoubletalk, does he really stand for anything

McCain Hits Obama’s “Inexperience And Reckless Judgment” On Iran

“Senator Obama has declared, and repeatedly reaffirmed his intention to meet the President of Iran without any preconditions, likening it to meetings between former American Presidents and the leaders of the Soviet Union. Such a statement betrays the depth of Senator Obama’s inexperience and reckless judgment. Those are very serious deficiencies for an American president to possess. An ill conceived meeting between the President of the United States and the President of Iran, and the massive world media coverage it would attract, would increase the prestige of an implacable foe of the United States, and reinforce his confidence that Iran’s dedication to acquiring nuclear weapons, supporting terrorists and destroying the State of Israel had succeeded in winning concessions from the most powerful nation on earth. And he is unlikely to abandon the dangerous ambitions that will have given him a prominent role on the world stage.

Clear enough McBush thinks that merely talking to the bad guys is a bad thing. If you’re brave and strong you don’t talk to the perps no matter what. McCain and the usual cadre of wing-nut Republicans must think that America’s police and Special Weapons and Tactics and Tactics Teams are appeasers and cowards, Law Library – American Law and Legal Information :: Crime and Justice Vol 3, Police: Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Teams

A recent study of forty SWAT units from agencies serving 250,000 or more people disclosed that these teams discharged firearms only in sixty-four of the several thousand incidents they handled from 1990 through 1996. Because the only shots fired in many of these sixty-four incidents were directed at nonhuman targets (such as vehicles and street-lights), it is apparent that the shooting of a citizen by a SWAT team is an extremely rare event.

This low rate of deadly force use may be at least partly attributable to the fact that early in the evolution of SWAT, verbal tactics emerged as a vital part of how the police sought to manage special threat situations. Rooted in the fundamental precept that most crises can be resolved by de-escalation, police agencies developed training programs to teach officers how to negotiate with hostile individuals, in hopes of talking them into surrender. Some agencies use SWAT team members as negotiators; others have separate negotiation units. Whatever the structuring of the tactical and negotiation components in a given agency, SWAT teams rely heavily on negotiations to help resolve special threat situations.

Senator McCain like his blabbering supporters talk like cartoonish school yard braggarts. His intention is portray himself as a strong leader who will make the most intelligent decisions . Obviously the Senator has hoped that his listeners are all uninformed ideologues that will simply march like a well behaved mindless herd to the beat of the empty defamation of his opponent. Obviously not all situations can be resolved by negoiations, but America has seven years of all force all the time for every situation. The little success that we’ve against radical terrorism has been through our intelligence community. McDoubletalk and the his fear peddling supporters think that talking never solves anything. A seasoned hostage negotiator disagrees and all the people whose lives have been saved by SWAT guidelines would too, Guide To Crisis Negotiations

Negotiators have become very active, due in part to the reputations they have established for the successful, peaceful resolution of various types of critical incidents. For example, in 1993, the Hostage Negotiations Team of the Seattle, Washington, Police Department resolved 21 incidents, expending a total of 263 negotiator hours. In 1994, negotiators resolved 32 incidents, spending 407 hours in negotiations.

America’s police and sheriff’s departments successfully negotiate with our societies worse sociopaths. So even if Iran or Hama’s leadership are as bad as our domestic murderers and hostage takers they can be talked to without compromising our national security.

McCain’s record is clear. In the past he has not been for tough well planned negotiations he has been pro appeasement, McCain Defended Reagan, North During Iran-Contra Scandal

On Thursday, McCain tried to back up his appeasement charge against Obama by citing the mythical resolve of Ronald Reagan.

“Yes, there have been appeasers in the past, and the president is exactly right, and one of them is Neville Chamberlain.  I believe that it’s not an accident that our hostages came home from Iran when President Reagan was president of the United States. He didn’t sit down in a negotiation with the religious extremists in Iran, he made it very clear that those hostages were coming home.”

Sadly, Ronald Reagan did in fact negotiate with those very extremists during the Iran-Contra scandal of 1986 and 1987.

McCain acknowledges at the TPM link (top) that Bush administration officials have had talks with Iran. So McCain and the Right, one supooses based on their utter failure in the Iran-Contra scandal, the 4000 and counting dead solders in Iraq, the lack of progress in Afghanistan plus the largest debt that the U.S. has ever accumulated that only a Republican can or should have talks  with our adversaries. It looks like McCain and the Right are afraid, very afraid that a moderate Democrat might be able to make some progress where they have failed miserably.

They deserve better then McBush

McCain’s campaign manager’s name still on lobbying firm’s letterhead

Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) campaign has recently begun purging itself of lobbyists. Yesterday, a fifth aide resigned because of lobbying ties. Yet McCain is still refusing to fire certain top aides, like campaign manager Rick Davis, who is a former lobbyist.

McBush spells integrity L-O-B-B-Y-I-S-T.