Thursday, November 10, 2005

John McCain's Simplistic Theory About the Amman Bombing

Last night I caught part of Hardball after coming home from a day in the office. The discussion was about the bombings in Amman, Jordan.

Chris Matthews asked his guest, Senator John McCain, what would motivate people to carry out this kind of attack. McCain responded: "They're trying to kill everyone who is not a Muslim extremist." He suggested that "extinction" was the desired solution. Does he mean getting rid of a few billion people?

McCain's statement is about as simplistic as Bush's mantra that they "hate democracy." I believe that his response revealed him to be just another neo-con.

It's time for McCain to start planning his retirement -- we certainly don't need a war-monger as President.

My research led me to the conclusion that the 9/11 attack was motivated by anger with American foreign policy towards the Middle East. I'm inclined to believe the attacks in Madrid, London and today in Amman have to do with our occupation of Iraq.

My question is this: why are American politicians, both Republican and Democratic, so unwilling to honestly answer the question asked by Chris Matthews last night. What do you think?

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Wolf Blitzer, a leading proponent of the Iraq war at CNN, has been questioning guests about the possible role of Syria in the Amman bombings. Wonder if he's trying to make the case for another war.