As I have mentioned before.
And, like most politicians who call themselves “conservative,” he has no principles. Just conveniences.
Josh Marshall has more.
Trudy Rubin. Follow the link for the complete analysis:
As the Democratic candidates battle each other, McCain’s ideas about America and the world have gotten too little coverage. Some see him as George W. Bush redux; others say his opposition to torture and his concern about global warming show he’s more open-minded.
In an obvious effort to distinguish himself from Bush, McCain describes himself as “realistic idealist.” Yet his speeches and comments reveal a disturbing lack of realism about the world, especially the Middle East.
Has the Arizona senator not noticed the world has changed since George W. made similar pronouncements at the turn of the century? The illusion that America alone can shape the globe should have passed.
Yet, when McCain lays out how he’d exercise American power in Iraq and elsewhere, he seems unaware of the consequences of seven years of Bush policies.