Monday, August 18, 2008

I Approved this Message…

You hear this at the end of every annoying campaign message. “I’m John McCain/Barrack Obama and I approved this message."

But do they? Really?

Seriously, if I was a candidate and the crap going out over the airwaves had my name attached to it I’d be looking for someone to hit. In the face. Very hard.

One thing I have noticed is Obama and McCain both seem to agree on the stock footage their ads are using. If you take not even a close look at McCain’s recent “Celebrity” ad and Obama’s “Hands” ad, you’ll notice both use the exact same stock footage of windmills when they talk about renewable energy.

With that being the case, can they really be that far apart on everything else? (They’re really not, but would like us to believe they are light years apart.)

Now that we have our presumptive nominees, can we just get this thing over with? We, as a country, have been dealing with these (and other) shills for the past two years. And, frankly, aside from energizing a few new voters due to novelty, all they’ve done is wreck the democratic process by dragging the campaign out ad nauseam.

As I’ve written before, and will harp upon again in the future, Obama and McCain offer the American voter very little or no difference. Especially on the big campaign issues.

“But he’ll protect us from terrorists in/get us out of Iraq if he’s elected,” the ardent supporters of both candidates whine.


Truth is, neither one of them is going to have the power to extricate us from/keep us in Iraq a day sooner or later than the situation allows. And the situation is not going to allow it for a while.

American blood and treasure have been spilled and spent my friends, and we are stuck there until we can leave.

And who says having 50,000 to 100,000 troops positioned in the Middle East is a bad thing after all? We’ve had troops garrisoned in Germany and Japan for 62 years and in South Korea for 55 years and have you seen any problems cropping up there?


We may not keep our troops in Iraq, but we’re going to have to find somewhere close by to turn into our Germany or Japan of the 21st century. Forward defense has always been an American military principle and our troops do us no good stationed in North Carolina, Georgia (ours, not the other one), Texas and California.

Being involved in the Middle East is a good thing for America. As Al Capone said, "You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone."

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