Sunday, November 19, 2006

McCain Flip-Flops

Think Progress has two more examples of flip-flops by John McCain -- the man who would be President. In October, he was advocating sending 100,000 more troops to Iraq; today he's admitting that to do so would "put a terrible strain on the Army and Marine Corps. Absolutely, it would be terrible," he said, "we’re going to be asking people to go back again and again, maybe even extend their tours." McCain said he "saw a broken Army in 1973" and didn’t want to see another. WTF?

But, not content with that, he next performs a double flip-flop with a twist regarding Roe v. Wade:
In 1999, the “moderate” version of John McCain said that overturning Roe v. Wade would be dangerous for women and he would not support it, even in “the long term.” Here’s McCain in the San Francisco Chronicle:

I’d love to see a point where it is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations.

This morning on ABC, McCain — now aggressively courting the likes of Jerry Falwell — expressed his unequivocal support for overturning Roe v. Wade.
As I said before, this man scares me.

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