Via Information Clearing House.
Justin Raimondo at antiwar.com highlights a few other major issues (like you didn't already know):
Biden has been one of the War Party's most reliable servants... This earned him the approbation of John McCain, who, on April 11, 1999, declared to Tim Russert on Meet the Press: "We need Joe Biden for secretary of state." An astounded Russert asked: "Is that an offer by President McCain?" McCain replied: "Absolutely!"Personally, as weird as it sounds, I think Biden is about the BEST CHOICE that Obama could have made, given where Obama himself is coming from. I mean, he's gotta pick a high profile Dem who can help him win the White House - who else is he gonna pick???? Dennis Kucinich? Imagine the media reaction to that!
McCain wasn't joking, and his comments underscore the essential unity of Washington's bipartisan foreign policy consensus, which is firmly anchored in an interventionist outlook, a militarist mindset that assumes unlimited American power and a position of unchallenged preeminence.
As Raimondo confesses:
I did have some hope in Obama, in the beginning, I'll admit it, but that has quickly dissipated into a sinking feeling that the War Party – already shifting away from a focus on Iraq, and taking up a new campaign to target Vladimir Putin's Russia – is way ahead of us on that front and has all its bases covered.What now? We cross our fingers and hope that Obama/Biden '08 is not as bad as it sounds, or (God help us) that a President McCain is not as bad as it sounds, and...?
Yes, I know, it's depressing. We all want change, especially when it comes to our war-crazed foreign policy, yet it doesn't at all look as though we're going to get it, come November, much to my regret. So, what now?
We push on.