Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Gorbachev, McCain & Why We Fight

Today former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Barack Obama and John McCain to develop alternatives to the use of military power and blamed America's current economic downturn on our defense spending.

And, it should be noted, Mr Gorbachev does know quite a bit about runaway defense spending driving a country right off an economic cliff.

But, it should also be noted that Senator McCain has already spoken - extensively - about this issue on several occasions including in the award winning documentary Why We Fight.

Here is a larger taste, note the McCain interview:

And our favorite and very real (aka NOT A JOKE) clip from the movie:

We hope that Team McCain will use Gorbachev's comments to put their guy out there and tackle this very real issue head on.

Senator McCain is the only one of the two candidates who has the experience to do it.

And the independents would LOVE it.