John McCain has said, probably regretfully, that we may have to have troops in Iraq for a hundred years. He was at a town hall meeting today and tried to clarify his comments.
McCain reminds us that we have had troops in Germany and Japan for over sixty years, and in Korea for over 50 years. And he reminds us as if we all think having troops stationed all over the world is a good thing.
He appears to assume that our having a troop presence all over the globe is a moral imperative and should not be questioned. That suggests that he operates from a fundamental paradigm of seeing the United States as the world’s policeman. The other paradigm he operates from is an old cold war mentality of national defense…
Right or wrong?