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Thank god Matt Yglesias is a dude

By auguste
Thursday, August 21, 2008 23:35 EDT
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It’s been implied that men need to have appropriate and convincing penis-centric reasons for voting for Obama (and for fearing a McCain presidency), so how about not getting our penises shot off in a series of foreign lands?

[McCain] wasn’t just worried by North Korea’s nuclear program in 1994, he called it “the most dangerous and immediate expression” of “the greatest challenge to U.S. security and world stability today.” He didn’t just favor military action over Kosovo, he wanted “infantry and armored divisions for a possible ground war” thrown into the mix as part of “an immediate and manifold increase in the violence against Serbia proper and Serbian forces in Kosovo.” But he also thinks that Islamic radicalism is “the transcendent issue of our time” and also that the standoff with Russia is the first “serious crisis internationally” since the end of the Cold War, since Russia is aiming “to restore the old Russian Empire.”

As Max Bergmann (yay! another guy!) says:

The big concern with a McCain presidency – a concern which I am surprised has not been vocalized more fully – is that the U.S. will lurch from crisis to crisis, confrontation to confrontation, whether it be with Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, etc. The danger is that McCain’s pundit-like rhetoric will entrap the U.S. in descending spiral of foreign policy brinksmanship. Just think about the very likely scenario of McCain giving Iran/Russia a rhetorical ultimatum and Iran/Russia ignoring it. Now we are stuck – either we lose face by not following through on our threats or we follow through and go to war. We can’t afford such a reckless approach after the last eight years. For the next eight we need a president not a pundit.

And the truth is McCain is the real empty suit in this race, from the suicidal (and practically nonsensical) foreign policy approach to the POW lunacy to the flip-flop on Roe v. Wade. It doesn’t take genitals of any sort to see that he’s a dangerously bad choice.

 
 
 
 
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