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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Romney sees good business deal in McCain endorsement

Mitt Romney has eventually decided to endorse John McCain. It's not exactly brotherly love, more a decision taken by a businessman looking at a bad set of accounts. This makes it more than likely that McCain will get the nomination, but he won't get the hearts and minds so easily.

Romney declared that there was "no doubt in my mind that this individual should be the next President of the United States. I am officially endorsing his candidacy and today I'm asking my delegates to vote for Senator McCain at the convention. This is a man capable of leading our country at a dangerous hour. Senator McCain understands the war we're in, the necessity of victory, and the consequences of surrender. For him national security is not just another agenda item, it is the abiding concern and responsibility of the nation."

This is the whole thing, isn't it? Why are so many American politicians (and British ones for that matter!) Jekyll and Hyde characters. McCain talks of 100 years if necessary to win the war. Romney's just burbled a load of nonsense. How can he talk of victory if he doesn't know what the war is intended to do? This will go on for a 100 years if they cannot get two brains to think of a remedy.

And linking national security with the mayhem in Iraq is less than edifying. National security in America can only be assured in this context if the warmongers see sense and PLAN for a reconstruction rather than hope for a "victory". No Arab is ever going to believe the Western coalition if it all sounds like a one-sided walkover.


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