Our Ruling Class Deliberates the Weighty Question of Sending Men and Women to Kill and Die

And reliable warmonger McCain absolutely crushes it at poker while he’s deciding to go kill people!

  • B.E. Ward

    But wait, there’s more!

    Did you read the comments he made when he was caught doing it? No apology, just a weak attempt at humor.

  • kmk1916

    Everybody pray on Saturday, like “Papa” is asking us to do. Ask your pastor if he will have Adoration during that 5 hour period (1-6 pm East Coast time). Pray for these politicians, they have so much to answer for (and we put them there!)

  • Gerny

    They’re debating on sending Tomahawk missiles…not sending men and women to die.

    • Timothy Quigley II

      Because Tomahawk missiles don’t kill people? Or those people just don’t count as people?

      • chezami

        I think “B” lies behind such a remark.

  • Elmwood

    The arms race does not ensure peace. Far from eliminating the causes of war, it risks aggravating them. Spending enormous sums to produce ever new types of weapons impedes efforts to aid needy populations; it thwarts the development of peoples. Over-armament multiplies reasons for conflict and increases the danger of escalation.

  • entonces_99

    In fairness, he’s already made up his mind to send men and women to kill and die, so it’s not like he needed to pay attention to the hearings.

    • Rosemarie


      True, he’s in favor of attacking Syria already. I doubt his mind could be changed even if he were paying attention.

  • Mark S. (not for Shea)

    Two things are foremost in my mind on this issue:
    1.) A lot of the rhetoric I’m hearing from Obama, John Kerry, McCain, Boehner, etc. sounds an awful lot like the rhetoric I heard from Bush, Cheney, Rice, etc. 9 years ago. How’d that work out? Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
    2.) Every Christian leader in the Middle East and the Pope himself is warning against this action and crying for peace. We ignore their wisdom at our peril.

  • ivan_the_mad

    Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori … nisi est me vel mei liberi.