McCain’s speech leaves my head spinning

I have MSNBC on in the background and John McCain is giving speech in MO.  He just caught my ear with this:

We will stop sending $700b a year to countries that don’t like us very much.

What about Iraq, John?  They don’t like us very much.  As recently as March, 61% of Iraqis said that our presence in their country was making things worse.  So let’s stop sending them money, and troops, and weapons.  Let’s spend that money here and bring our troops home before any more of them die.

Here’s another quote from the same speech:

It’s time to show the world again how Americans lead.

What about Guantanamo Bay, John?  Is that how Americans lead?  Keeping child soldiers detained for years on end, without the protections of international agreements, to which we’re a signatory, protecting the rights of child soldiers?  Torture, John?  Is that how we lead?

I can’t keep up.  Now he’s talking about how he would lead without needing to take credit.  What the hell was last week, then?  What the hell was “suspending” his campaign to rush back to DC to help solve the crisis about if it wasn’t to take credit?  Come on, John, do you really take us for a nation of idiots?  Do you think we have collective amnesia?  <sigh>

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