I think it’s a bad mistake to equate McCain with Bush. Bush is inconsistent. In 2000 he became President claiming a non-interventionist foreign policy and vowed to stand up to the “Axis of evil” at the same time. Despite angry aids quitting, changed on Korea, and has not yet attacked Iran despite Cheney’s and the interventionist lobbys’ urging him to.
Here’s something to make you laugh!
President Bush said that the senior U.S. commander in Iraq could “have all the time he needs” before reducing troops further.
In two days of congressional hearings, only passing reference was made to a critical document, the long-term-security agreement the Bush administration is negotiating with Iraq.
What reference was made had to do with whether it required, as most treaties do, Senate approval.