RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
How does a rational person agree with a madman?
McCain is genuinely dangerous man - a man with a furious temper, given to sudden impulses, and truly rather unbalanced.
Like all psychopaths, he can be convincing or charming in small doses.
One wag called him Bush with more brains.
He knows the baloney lines to use, and "genocide" has been an American policy favorite for years.
McCain recently appointed the “Rev” Parsley, a televangelist crackpot as his “spiritual guide.” Parsley openly advocates a world war to defeat Islam, an illegitimate religion in his scholarly view.
Of course, all the shabby McCain is doing is placating the Religious Right, the American Taleban, who in general dislike McCain, well known for not being particularly religious.
In America, genuine genocides are always ignored - Rwanda, Cambodia, and Indonesia - while the term is thrown glibly around about places where it doesn't fit but American imperial interests are not happy, as in Darfur, an ugly civil war with a Muslim government the U.S. hates.
Indeed, the worst true genocide since WWII was America’s crusade in Vietnam. They killed about three million souls, mostly civilians, many in the horrible ways including napalm, and they left behind a toxic sea of Agent Orange and land mines to kill for decades after.
Indeed, “hero” McCain was shot down while bombing civilians near Hanoi. He’s lucky he wasn’t torn apart at the time.