Sunday, May 04, 2008

McCain Just Lost Any Chance At My Vote

According to John McCain, whose comments we heard directly and read follow-up reports, oil is a good enough reason to go to war. Here are his comments:


“I just want to promise you this, my friends," McCain said in Denver, "I will have an energy policy, that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East. That will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.”


He tried to offer a lame explanation that he was referring to the first Gulf War. Two problems. First, in his speech he had not and did not mention the first war. Second, even if he were correct, how would this rational change his thinking for continuing this second Gulf war? As a believer, voting involves various particular considerations. Certainly the willingness to send people to die for the sake of securing other people’s oil should be one of those. This is as much a moral, spiritual concern as any other.

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