McCain and the War
The Republican party is showing some courage on the issue of Iraq. The Democrats, who lack the resolve to simply cut off funds for the war, tried a more roundabout approach by introducing a bill that would require that troops spend as much time at home training with their units as they spend deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan. This would cripple our already stretched army. Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain led opposition to the bill. Both came under fire for the amnesty bill, but they both deserve a great deal of credit in this case.
John McCain, in particular, has been slammed by most of the leading conservative thinkers, with good reason. His positions on immigration and taxes, are in are opposition to that of the GOP. While these are serious issues, he is no more liberal than pro-abortion, anti-gun, pro-gay rights Rudy Giuliani, who also has immigration issues. He has been a leader in the War in Iraq. While not a perfect candidate by any means, perhaps conservatives should give him another look.