Discretion as Republican Foreign Policy: The Debate Analysis

It is an oft-cited contradiction that the Republican Party generally and John McCain specifically live and die by the appearance of a muscular, one might say braggadocio foreign policy, but that Senator McCain’s biggest knock on Senator Obama has repeatedly been over Obama’s stated intent to get Osama bin-Laden even if he’s in Pakistan and the Pakistani’s cannot or will not go after him.  But in last night’s debate, that contradiction was thrown into what I saw as even sharper relief when juxtaposed with McCain’s response to a question about Russia:


He saw “a K, a G, and a B.”  I’m finding it difficult to understand why it is so important to use discretion when working with the Pakistanis – a nation which, after all, gets material support from the United States – but no such discretion is required when dealing with the only nation sitting on as many nuclear weapons as we are.

Can someone help me out, here?

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.