Shut Up John
by Deacon Blues
John McCain long ago reached the "get off my lawn" stage of irrelevancy, mostly as a result of his unending bitterness over losing the 2008 election to an inexperienced and well-talking African American colleague. As usual with Republicans, they want to blame everyone else for their plight, and McCain needs to look in the mirror as to why he wasn't president with a Vice President Palin.
But McCain is especially despicable of late, taking whatever credibility the Beltway bestowed upon him for allegedly being a military and foreign policy expert, and flushing it down the toilet with stupid-ass comments, where he (wait for it, wait for it) . . . blamed Obama for the crimes committed by Vladimir Putin and his Russian separatist goons in the downing of the Malaysian Air flight yesterday.
It was just yesterday that McCain pointed the finger correctly at Putin's ultimate responsibility for fomenting the unrest in eastern Ukraine, and providing Russian-supported goons with the weapons to shoot planes from the sky. But McCain couldn't let it stop there. He had to go further into mentally-unhinged mode and then assert to a friendly Fox TV audience yesterday that Obama was cowardly and to blame because the administration didn't provide weapons to the Ukrainian defense forces.
Naturally, McCain didn't really explain how arming the Ukrainians to the teeth would have prevented the Russian-backed separatists from shooting down the plane yesterday, but no matter. McCain has lost the ability, if he ever had it, for outlining a coherent policy or thought process that has a logical conclusion. He's always been overrated at his so-called expertise, which largely derives from the respect he deserves for surviving the horrors of the Hanoi Hilton. But asking McCain to formulate a front-to-back policy or approach on any major military issue (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia) is beyond him.