In the Arena

Another McCain Flip-Flop

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Army Times, which is not–last time I checked–a radical left wing publication, takes John McCain to task for changing his position on the Future Combat Systems program. This is yet another example of how running for President has driven McCain off the deep end. In the past, he was one of the more consistent voices against foolish Pentagon weapon systems. Here’s a program that McCain previously wanted to end. Then Obama says he wants to slow-walk it…and McCain–reflexively, it appears, and unable to recall that he previously opposed it–decides to support it.

A lost opportunity, I’d say: If McCain really wanted to prove his reform credentials, he would have said, “Sen. Obama has proved how little he knows about weapons systems. We don’t need to slow-walk FCS. We need to kill it.”