According to John McCain’s senate biography he served as the president of the New Citizenship Project. This organization whose chairman is the forever wrong William ‘the bloody’ Kristol was under McCains tenure (as it’s president) the organization that provided the initial funding for the Project for the New American Century. PNAC has advocated invasion of Iraq for years and wet dreamed of the opportunities presented by ‘a New Pearl Harbor’ which they got in the way of 911. Without the intelligence failures and Bushes asleep at the wheel response to the 2001 August 6th PDB where he was warned about a terrorist attack none of the constitutional crimes, horrors and war crimes in our names would have been allowed to occur.
Like most republican doublespeak whatever they say they are is pretty much guaranteed to be the opposite of what they are really about “an organization created to promote greater civic participation in our national life, and to restore American self-government (whatever the heck that means) and civil society.”
Funding sources for the New Citizenship Project are exclusively from right-wing neo-conservative think tank funders. For example, The John M. Olin Foundation, Inc. listed grants in 1997 show the subtitle for The New Citizenship Project as the “Project for the Next American Century.” And, in fact the NCP and PNAC share the same phones and suite in Washington DC.
You can pretty much rest assured that John McCains claims to moderate status is all smoke, mirrors and planned deception begun awhile back. His opposition to torture and Bush is all just spin and deception meant to frame him as somehow acceptable to moderates when in fact he is as right-wing a neo-con nut-job as they come. His doctrine is cemented in the worst of the worst right-wing doctrines and you can rest assured that a McCain presidency will yield wars of horrendous scale, domestic economic devastation, intelligence failures (of which he is already excelling) and invariably pardons for the Bush cartel.
He’s in bed so far with fellow PNAC’ers Cheney, Perle, Libby, Bolton, Michael Leeden (alledged Niger yellowcake forger), American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, New Republic and a slew of similar neo-con zealots that his portrayal by media as somehow an acceptable moderate is again a shameful example of deceit and misinformation meant to make something really gross somehow palatable.
Don’t be fooled by McCain he is as far right as they come...spread the word!