You would think that someone who was shot down over Vietnam and spent five years in a prison camp would be a little more circumspect about sending U.S. troops anywhere at the drop of a hashtag, but not John McCain:
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wants to see more than hashtag messages voicing displeasure over the abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by the terrorist group Boko Haram. He wants to see U.S. troops go into Nigeria and rescue the girls, even if it means doing so without permission from the Nigerian government.
“If they knew where they were, I certainly would send in U.S. troops to rescue them, in a New York minute I would, without the permission of the host country,” McCain said Tuesday. Referring to Nigeria’s president, McCain added: “I wouldn’t be waiting for some kind of permission from some guy named Goodluck Jonathan.”
Imperialism ain’t what it used to be, huh?
This is the same kind of judgment that gave us You-Know-Who as a vice presidential nominee, so count your blessings that the most he can do is bark at the clouds now.