In a press release penned by Chairman Jon Hill, the America First Party discusses the pitfalls of accepting Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, calling it a “Very Bad and Dangerous Idea” in light of the obligations of the Cold War era alliance in relation to the South Ossetian war and ongoing tensions between Russia and its neighbors:
Like other treaties which have ensnared nations in bloody carnage during the last century, the NATO treaty provides a war guarantee; it commits the United States and its forces to heroic sacrifice and potentially to dangerous escalations with other nuclear armed nations.
Greens promote ‘Peace Slate’ and call Obama/Biden the ‘faux antiwar’ ticket, citing Obama’s record and warhawk positions on military funding, US troops in Afghanistan, threats against Iran; McKinney speaks out on Dems’ complicity in Bush-Cheney hijacking of the US
Alexander Cockburn, editor of CounterPunch, has written a “CounterPunch Diary” critique of Senator Joe Biden that scathes the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee for his connections to the banking industry, his apparent vanity, and his foreign policy. In further discussing foreign policy, the piece contains a surprising comment on the third party field (from a writer that supported Ralph Nader‘s 2000 and 2004 campaigns:
Meanwhile, Ralph Nader seems to be dropping his bid to the level of knock-about.
The following is the body of a press release issued by the Bob Barr campaign today regarding the escalating fighting between Russian and Georgian forces that erupted late last week. Barr calls for diplomatic mediation to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict, while also offering his view of alliances both in general and particular:
â€œGeorge Washington long ago warned America against â€˜entangling alliances,â€™ and he was right,â€ says Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president.