Friday, 27 January 2017
For all the many, many faults of Barack Obama, at least he was not, and he is not, John McCain.
If McCain did indeed seek to legislate to reimpose any sanctions against Russia that Donald Trump had lifted, then those members of the two Houses of Congress who had voted for that legislation ought themselves to be sanctioned by the rest of the world.
In 1996, Madeleine Albright described the deaths of half a million children as a result of sanctions against Iraq as "worth it".
If she is now willing to register as a Muslim, then why would Muslims be willing so to register, thus risking association with her?
Trump has business interests in the swirling cauldrons of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the nerve centre of global Islamist terrorism, the paymaster of Hillary Clinton, Saudi Arabia.
But he has none in Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Iraq or Iran.
Guess which list is of the countries whose citizens he is banning from the United States.
Guess which list includes five countries that the United States is still bombing on his watch.