The crazy old coot who is trying to keep his candidacy from circling down the toilet, floats another boat:
Republican presidential candidate John McCain envisions a “League of Democracies” as part of a more cooperative foreign policy with U.S. allies.
The Arizona senator will call for such an organization to be “the core of an international order of peace based on freedom” in a speech Tuesday at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.
“We Americans must be willing to listen to the views and respect the collective will of our democratic allies,” McCain says, according to excerpts his campaign provided. “Our great power does not mean we can do whatever we want whenever we want, nor should we assume we have all the wisdom, knowledge and resources necessary to succeed.”
“To be a good leader, America must be a good ally,” he adds in the speech, another in a series of policy addresses as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination.
Such comments offer a contrast to President Bush, who critics contend has employed a stubborn, go-it-alone foreign policy that has dramatically damaged the U.S. image abroad.
McCain is careful to note that his proposed multinational organization would not be like Woodrow Wilson’s failed “League of Nations.” Rather, McCain says the organization would be far more similar to what Theodore Roosevelt favoredâ€”a group of “like-minded nations working together in the cause of peace.”
There would also be matching jackets with embroidered nicknames on the front. Multi-national organizations work better when there are matching jackets with embroidered nicknames on the front.
We have dibs on “Butch”.