Thomas Sowell on McCain-v-Obama

……Not since 1972 have we been presented with two such painfully inadequate candidates. When Election Day came that year, I could not bring myself to vote for either George McGovern or Richard Nixon. I stayed home.

This year, none of us has that luxury. While all sorts of gushing is going on in the media, and posturing is going on in politics, the biggest national sponsor of terrorism in the world– Iran– is moving step by step toward building a nuclear bomb.
The point when they get that bomb will be the point of no return. Iran’s nuclear bomb will be the terrorists’ nuclear bomb– and they can make 9/11 look like child’s play.

……Just as the Nazis did not find it enough to simply kill people in their concentration camps, but had to humiliate and dehumanize them first, so we can expect terrorists with nuclear weapons to both humiliate us and force us to humiliate ourselves, before they finally start killing us.

……They have already telegraphed their intention to dictate to us with such things as Osama bin Laden’s threats to target those places in America that did not vote the way he prescribed in the 2004 elections. He could not back up those threats then but he may be able to in a very few years.

The terrorists have given us as clear a picture of what they are all about as Adolf Hitler and the Nazis did during the 1930s– and our “leaders” and intelligentsia have ignored the warning signs as resolutely as the “leaders” and intelligentsia of the 1930s downplayed the dangers of Hitler.

……There is one big difference between now and the 1930s. Although the West’s lack of military preparedness and its political irresolution led to three solid years of devastating losses to Nazi Germany and imperial Japan, nevertheless when all the West’s industrial and military forces were finally mobilized, the democracies were able to turn the tide and win decisively.

……Our one window of opportunity to prevent this will occur within the term of whoever becomes President of the United States next January.

……Senator John McCain has been criticized in this column many times. But, when all is said and done, Senator McCain has not spent decades aiding and abetting people who hate America.
Link: http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/tsowell/2008/ts_06051.shtml

Like Mr. Sowell, I’m rather disgusted myself at the lack of a well-rounded Republican candidate.

My hesitation with McCain lies with his flacid approach to illegal aliens and border security. For someone who claims to be pro-national defense, he sure hasn’t given much thought to asshats like Juan “open borders, my freind” Hernandez, who happens to be one of his associates.

Along with the dredges of south-of-the-border society, Middle Eastern terrorists are crossing over from the Mexican border, because like the other illegals, they can.

I know John McCain will win the election. As concerned Republicans, we will have to keep up the pressure on him to take border security seriously and live up to his claim of “getting the message”.
The Republicans in Senate and Congress need to light a fire under his rear-end as well.

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