Friday, March 7, 2008

Take Him at His Word

Robert Dreyfuss has a piece in The Nation on John McCain’s plans for foreign policy if he becomes president. If you thought the last eight years of sock-stuffing strutting bravado was bad, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

“He’s the true neocon,” says the Brookings Institution’s Ivo Daalder, a liberal interventionist who conceived the idea of a League of Democracies with Robert Kagan. “He does believe, in a way that George W. Bush never really did, in the use of power, military power above all, to change the world in America’s image. If you thought George Bush was bad when it comes to the use of military force, wait till you see John McCain…. He believes this. His advisers believe this. He’s surrounded himself with people who believe it. And I’ll take him at his word.”

So will I.