Sunday, June 19, 2011

McCain to GOP: I Still Don't Understand Isolationism

Ron Paul schooled Senator McCain on national television during the South Carolina GOP debate in 2008. Responding to an attack by John McCain, calling Paul an isolationist, Paul said, "He doesn't even know the difference between Isolationism and Non-interventionism. I am not an Isolationist." McCain did not learn his lesson it appears. McCain has called out almost every candidate in the GOP primaries this year.

"We cannot repeat the lessons of the 1930s, when the United States of America stood by while bad things happened in the world," McCain told ABC's "This Week". McCain also 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."

Again Mr. McCain (And those who believe in his out right lies), there is a huge difference between Isolationism and non-interventionism. Isolationism is a foreign policy were a country wants to wall themselves entirely off from the rest of the world. This includes trading, economic agreements and military alliances. Isolationists want absolutely nothing to do with any nation outside of their own. That is not what non-interventionists are. Non-interventionists still want open trade with foreign nations. They still want to be diplomatic and friends. They simply do not think a nation has the right to interfere in another nation's internal affairs. They also believe the only just war is a war in self-defense. In other words, they want to be diplomatic trade partners and friends will all other nations, but they just don't see a rational reason to get entangled in their internal issues.

And they are right. There is absolutely no reason to get involved in the internal affairs of another nation. When the U.S. takes its military overseas it creates more of a mess and doesn't help anything. The government has turned Iraq into a hotbed for terrorists and are killing civilians in Libya. Yes. NATO invaded Libya on the grounds that they were trying to help the citizens revolt against their dictator. But how do you help them by killing them?

Look at this man, America. Now look at Sarah Palin. Now back McCain. Now at yourself. These two idiots who can barely form sentences almost because the leaders of our country. Wouldn't that have been a goddamn shame.


Deist Journey said...

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Dean said...

I appreciate that. The reason I decided to focus more on this blog is for the simple fact that I think it is much more important at this time. I might get back to my other blog eventually. I tried to get to yours, but I could not find it.