The more I think about the failure of GOP presidential candidate by default, John McCain, to embrace a new G.I. “rewards” bill to better aid vets with post war education, etc, the more pissed I become.
Not that McCain, with his privilege – not quite a Bush dynasty, mind you, but privileged nonetheless – had to rely on vets’ hospitals and the GI bill for a college education. He’s always been a big too special, as far too many of the Republicans are (it’s how they manage to capture the poor that scares the bejesus from me since poor folks usually vote AGAINST their best interests with a GOP vote).
We call McCain a war hero because he survived internment in a Vietnamese prison camp. I know something about POWs from stories told by my father whose major occupation as a very young sergeant was to infiltrate POW camps, make a terrible fuss, and try to let as many GIs get away as possible. So I won’t ask you to view McCain as I have come to do so; a man who claims the hero mantle for himself when he so readily embraces a continued presence in Iraq that will kill so many more.
And yet – my God – how can we continue to refer to McCain as “the best America has” when he is willing to sacrifice so many more lives for the Republican military industrial complex?
No, friends. Our enemy isn’t “the other Democratic candidate left in the race“. It’s John McCain and the way the right wants eight more years to destroy the country and the world unchecked.