Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bill Maher on John McCain's foreign policy

I watched most of the debate last night. Some people would say that McCain was stronger on foreign policy than Obama, but I say McCain was more stubborn, and that Obama has an appreciation for the intricacies of Middle Eastern politics. Bill Maher might have put it best...six months ago:

I don't care if John McCain is better than Bush on global warming or torture or campaign finance, because he's exactly the same as Bush on the war. They both don't get the same thing.

That, as long as we're setting up shop in the heart of the Arab world, we're not keeping America safer. Bin Laden goes ballistic over cartoons in Danish newspapers. And "Goober" and "Grandpa" want to put up a Hooters in Fallujah.

They don't hate us for our freedom. They hate us for our fiefdom. Winning the war on terror comes down to this: what will make us safer from pissed-off Arab teenagers who are willing to die? There are a number of good answers to that question, but occupying their land for the next hundred years is not one of them.

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