The Arizona Senator is playing by the Tom DeLay rulebook
By Lou Dubose
“I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up,” Senator John McCain said on a radio interview in Pennsylvania on Monday. “I promise you. This is where we need the majority.”
So John McCain, in his 28th year in the Senate, is promising an even more extreme version of the nihilistic politics practiced by congressional Republicans since Barack Obama took the oath of office.
The deadly results of President Obama’s endless drone war
Since 2014, when President Barack Obama announced his intention to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State, the United States and its allies have dropped more than 50,000 missiles and bombs on Iraq and Syria in over 15,000 separate strikes. That’s a bomb nearly every 20 minutes for two years.
If even one of these bombs detonated in a U.S. or European city, the fallout would dominate the news cycle, spawning introspective Facebook posts and global calls for solidarity.
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