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    McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism' - CNN.com

    Asked about a threat by House Speaker John Boehner to consider cutting funding for U.S. involvement in the NATO-led military mission, McCain, R-Arizona, responded, "I was more concerned about what the candidates in New Hampshire the other night said," referring to a CNN debate among seven people seeking the Republican presidential nomination.

    "This is isolationism," McCain said. "There's always been an isolationist strain in the Republican Party, the Pat Buchanan wing of our party. But now it seems to have moved more center stage, so to speak."

    If former President Ronald Reagan had watched the debate, McCain said, he "would be saying that's not the Republican Party of the 20th century and now the 21st century. That is not the Republican Party that has been willing to stand up for freedom" for people all over the world.

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    First and foremost, he lost for a reason. That being said, we have no business in Libya and very little if any in Afghanistan. It would save a lot of money if the troops were brought home.
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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    I could go for some more isolationism...maybe some more offshore balancing and a little less primacy. I'm on Boehner's side for this one.

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Also, they really don't even know who the rebels in Libya represent. The same people who are defending Obama's decision to go into Libya are the same people that bashed Bush for going into Iraq. The difference is that Bush had congressional backing.
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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Any feedback on the portion of the article I actually quoted, which the title reflects?

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Also, they really don't even know who the rebels in Libya represent. The same people who are defending Obama's decision to go into Libya are the same people that bashed Bush for going into Iraq. The difference is that Bush had congressional backing.
    Yeah and Obama has UN backing, which to the citizens of planet Earth, for which I am one, is good enough for me.

    Fully fledged invasions of nations based on false pretenses is not ok with me..

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yeah and Obama has UN backing, which to the citizens of planet Earth, for which I am one, is good enough for me.

    Fully fledged invasions of nations based on false pretenses is not ok with me..
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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    I could go for some isolationism too. I'm tired of the US being the world's policemen and nanny, only to get blown up for it. Typically, I put a lot of weight into McCain's ideas. (Except for the Palin screw-up.) But I'm not too favorable of his opinion on this.

    But let's get real here. Nobody in the GOP gives two-shakes of a lambstail about anyone's freedom's other than their own. War is about big business, corporate profit and lining the pockets of politicians. Period. If they cared about freedom, they would begin here at home. Instead, it's all about more power and government control with those guys. The irony is how they get into those positions of power duping the gullible with talk of "less government."

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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Yeah and Obama has UN backing, which to the citizens of planet Earth, for which I am one, is good enough for me.

    Fully fledged invasions of nations based on false pretenses is not ok with me..
    It's no ok with me. I'm tired of policing the world. If the world wants someone to pick up the pieces then they should start doing it themselves and quit relying on the U.S. to do it for them. The last time I checked they have their own damn armies.
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    Re: McCain slams GOP hopefuls' 'isolationism'

    Isolationism is a suicidal position in the modern world. We are all too interconnected, with information, trade, and culture. We cannot be alone. It's impossible. Thinking that we are different than everyone else in the world is what ruined our international image, what set up the toxic financial climate that lead to a worldwide depression. We live in a global world. It cannot be denied.
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