U.S. Sen. McCain will be the nominee of the Republican Party for president of the United States in 2008. Where does he stand?
He is a business-as-usual conservative. That was confirmed several weeks ago when President Bush stood beside him in the White House and advocated his election as president before TV audiences. Several weeks earlier the president's father, former President George Herbert W. Bush, similarly endorsed McCain for president.
In the last year Sen. McCain has repeatedly promoted a Bush foreign policy of continuing military misadventures in Iraq, wasting thousands of lives, Americans and others, for perhaps as much as 100 years.
This war mongering agenda will necessitate the Bush policy of Iraq war expenditures of $300 billion each year, with borrowed money, adding billions and billions to our national debt, already increased from five trillion dollars to ten trillion dollars in the last eight years by President Bush. New President John McCain will continue this reckless, escalating U.S. spend and borrow program ad infinitum.
The people of this nation can not afford John McCain as president. Our debts must be repaid.
Justice Clifford F. Brown
Ohio Supreme Court, retired