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There is an argument, one I am not comfortable with, that it is in "Europe's" interest for McCain to win - thus keeping the Bush regime's economic, political, diplomatic and military US impoverishment process intact.  

The logic is  - the stupider the US Government - riven by internal dissension, driven by narrow special interests etc. - the more other powers - and even the EU will gain by comparison - especially if they are effectively led in terms of their own national interest - as Russia, China, India etc. seem to be now.

My major concern with that scenario is that:

  1. The US could behave even more irrationally in decline, and start an even worse Iraq type war with Iran or Russia -0 or possibly even a World War.

  2.  In the absence of very strong global governance and enforceable international law provisions (which the neo-cons have also done their best to destroy) such an emergent "multi-polar" political system will be as dangerous and unstable as that which existed prior to WW1.

  3.  I like most American's, even if many seem politically naive, and hate to see them and their country dragged through the mud.

Could they really elect McCain?

It's time I got out of this game....
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Aug 17th, 2008 at 07:14:58 AM EST
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