McCain 2008 vs. McCain 1994: He was for Troop Withdrawal

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McCain ’08 vs. McCain ’94: He’s for Troop Withdrawal, As Long As Bill Clinton Is President [VIDEO]



Posted by Adam Howard, AlterNet on February 5, 2008 at 1:13 PM.

I am fairly certain if John McCain is the GOP presidential nominee he will try to position himself as the personification of consistency. But this unearthed footage of McCain railing against the notion of troops remaining in Haiti and Somalia after official missions were finished during the Clinton administration reveals the depths of his hypocrisy. Whoever faces McCain in the general election will have to contend with the fact that the Chris Matthews of the world adore him but there’s ample evidence of his poor judgment, uncontrollable temper and deep dishonesty.

The 3 Stooges have a Plan — A Third Bush Term

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VIDEO: The Conservative Agenda For 2008 — A Third Bush Term

On issue after issue, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee have shown themselves eager to carry on President Bush’s legacy. There has been almost no distinction between their rhetoric in recent GOP debates and Bush’s 2008 State of the Union address. What they have promised, essentially, is a third Bush term. A look at the issues:

Taxes: “[M]ake the tax relief permanent.”

Immigration: “America needs to secure our borders.”

Iraq Surge: “[S]ome may deny the surge is working, but among the terrorists there is no doubt.”

Iraq Withdrawal: “We will not rest until this enemy has been defeated.”

Health Care: “The best way to achieve that goal is by expanding consumer choice, not government control.”

ThinkProgress has put together a video showing the conservative candidates’ eagerness to mimic Bush’s policies and carry on his legacy. Watch it: