1. Charlie says

    Having US troops in the Middle East was the neo-con strategy from the very beginning. There goal was to build enormous air bases from which we could strike at any middle east country we desired. They wanted to do in Iraq and Afghanistan what we have done in Korea where we have had troops for 60 years.

  2. Quincy says

    It is a pretty sad commentary that so many people get their “news” from a comedy show, a funny comedy show, but a comedy (not news) show.

  3. bambinoitaliano says

    It’s a big business. Many of these politicians are supported by these military lobbyists. Just like the NRA, they are untouchable.

  4. woodroad34 says

    Actual news shows are overseen by conservative corporate entities. All news is “entertainment” now and that’s why Fox “News” gets away with what they do–their’s is not news but constant opinion without proof, backing, or research–always innuendo, personal outrage, and venality. The Daily Show, while not news, uses facts and commonsense logic as a counter balance that correct thinking people appreciate.

  5. Mike says

    Of course it’s not just John McCain. The vast majority of the talking heads we see advocating for military action in the Middle East today are the same talking heads we’ve seen for the last few decades, also advocating for military intervention in the Middle East. After 9/11, we had the overwhelming support of almost the entire planet. We’ve now abandonded any moral high ground we ever had, and squandered all of that goodwill, and have displayed such arrogance and ignorance of the Middle East and human psychology, that we’ve sown the seeds of true terrorism for generations to come.

    Gen. Wesley Clark still stands by his claims that within days of 9/11, the Bush administration had plans to invade seven countries in five years. Not because we believed any of them had anything to do with 9/11, but because we needed to do something, and invasion was something we could do. We had a military that was good at invasion, and we thought we were good at nation building. Looking at what we’ve done in the Middle East since 9/11, and what we keep trying to do there, it looks like that “seven nations” policy is still what we’re really trying to do:

  6. Kevin says

    The neocon warmongers got it SO wrong. If they had any decency they would be apologizing to the country for their pigheaded stupidity. But these people are shameless.

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