Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Map: All the Countries John McCain Has Wanted to Attack

Now that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is still maintaining a hawkish stance on Iraq, it's worth taking another look at the map above that Mother Jones published in Sept. 2013, when McCain called for an aerial assault on Syria. It shows the countries that McCain "has been eager to bomb, invade, or destabilize." Mother Jones stated, "Over the last two decades, McCain has rarely missed an opportunity to call for the escalation of an international conflict. Since the mid-1990s, he's pushed for regime change in more than a half-dozen countries—occasionally with disastrous consequences." In addition to Syria and Iraq, Mother Jones cited the following countries where McCain called for "military action and foreign entanglements": Afghanistan, Libya, Kosovo, Nigeria, Bosnia, North Korea, Iran, Georgia, Russia, Sudan and Mali. In addition, the following chart shows the "Number of times McCain called for military intervention in each world region":


Michael J. Mand said...

You know, I have a better idea than wielding our military hammer at every disruptive nail in the Middle East. Let's break our addiction to the area's oil spigot and take the late President George Washington's advice and stay out of that particular foreign entanglement. We can start with a hike in the federal gasoline tax. Hey, I'm beginning to sound like Tom Friedman!

Jeff Tone said...

Unfortunately, Friedman was a big advocate of invading Iraq.