John McCains position in the WOT

I am a supporter of Republican candidate John McCain. This will be the first Republican I have voted for in almost 16 years {see about muman613 for more information}. There are several reasons I will vote for McCain. Even though some of my more ‘quote-unquote’ conservative friends didn’t support him early in the primaries, I had a feeling that John would be the man who could win the presidency against either of the democrats.

John McCain Logo

The primary reason I think McCain is best suited for the position of Commander In Chief of the USA is because of his position and his strength in the ongoing war on terrorists. I cannot quote the exact poll numbers, but if my memory serves me correctly, it is John McCains strength on this issue which keeps him competitive against Obama. According to the latest USA Today-Gallup Poll, McCain leads Obama 52 vs 33 in the topic of War on Terror. {See Manila Standard Today for more information}

McCain must keep up the strength and also work more on educating people why his oil plan is superior to the democrat plan. Even though for a while I understood the need to preserve the environment {i.e. I was against drilling off the California coast}, I believe that we can drill more efficiently today and be more environmentally sensitive. I am still worried about building new Nuclear facilities in California due to the inherent problem posed by the seismic and tectonic activity {earthquake faults}.

According to McCains web site @ it is written:

Fighting Against Violent Islamic Extremists and Terrorist Tactics

The attacks on September 11th represented more than a failure of intelligence. The tragedy highlighted a failure of national policy to respond to the development of a global terror network hostile to the American people and our values. The 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1998 attacks on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the 2000 bombing of the USS COLE indicated a growing global terrorist threat before the attacks on New York and Washington. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden’s declaration of war against the United States hit home with unmistakable clarity.

America faces a dedicated, focused, and intelligent foe in the war on terrorism. This enemy will probe to find America’s weaknesses and strike against them. The United States cannot afford to be complacent about the threat, naive about terrorist intentions, unrealistic about their capabilities, or ignorant to our national vulnerabilities.

In the aftermath of 9/11 John McCain fought for the creation of an independent 9/11 Commission to identify how to best address the terrorist threat and decrease our domestic vulnerability. He fought for the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security and the creation of the U.S. Northern Command with the specific responsibility of protecting the U.S. homeland.

As President, John McCain will ensure that America has the quality intelligence necessary to uncover plots before they take root, the resources to protect critical infrastructure and our borders against attack, and the capability to respond and recover from a terrorist incident swiftly.

He will ensure that the war against terrorists is fought intelligently, with patience and resolve, using all instruments of national power. Moreover, he will lead this fight with the understanding that to impinge on the rights of our own citizens or restrict the freedoms for which our nation stands would be to give terrorists the victory they seek.

John McCain believes that just as America must be prepared to meet and prevail against any adversary on the field of battle, we must engage and prevail against them on the battleground of ideas. In so doing, we can and must deprive terrorists of the converts they seek and counter their teaching of the doctrine of hatred and despair.

As President, John McCain will take it as his most sacred responsibility to keep America free, safe, and strong – an abiding beacon of freedom and hope to the world.

It is through the following steps Mr McCain will accomplish the goal of protecting America:

  1. Effective Missile Defense
  2. INCREASING the size of the American Military
  3. Modernizing the Armed Services
  4. Smarter Defense Spending
  5. Taking Care of Military Personnel and their families
  6. Honoring the commitment to Veterans and Retirees

It sure is an interesting election year this year. Ive never seen anything like this…

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