The most opportunistic senator of our decade --- and that's a hell of distinction -- is backing Bush for immediate military action against Iraq. Normally McCain gets the liberal media to love him by backing Democratic initiatives, so why is he such a loyal Administration Republican on this one?
In other words, what would be the most obvious thing an opportunist would be thinking about in relation to Iraq?
I'm thinking "Israel." Am I too cynical?
Remember that motto: "The path to peace in the Middle East lies through Baghdad."
Absolutely nobody in Washington is worried about peace in the Middle East for the sake of Arabs. Nor do Americans ever demand that anybody in Washington worry about the Middle East for the sake of "We the People of the United States of America."
There is only one group of people who always demand that their people get something out of the Middle East and that is the supporters of Israel.
No doubt a lot of people know McCain's real motivation, but nobody else will say what we all know but Yours Truly.
Bob Whitaker www.whitakeronline.org
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