This is a music video I directed for my band, Keyhole. The song is 11th Hour, which was originally written about the Bush administration 3 years ago, but applies equally to McCain and his involvement in the same policies & business as usual.
:10 War For Oil? McCain admits the Iraq War is for Oil.
McCain Quote: “My friends, I will have an energy policy which will eliminate our dependence on oil from Middle East that will then prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.”
Don't Believe it? Watch McCain's Quote Right Now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scA7kAkvKGI
:48 Bush Admits that Saddam & Iraq had NOTHING to do with 9/11!
BUSH: The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East. QUESTION: What did Iraq have to do with it? BUSH: What did Iraq have to do with what? QUESTION: The attack on the World Trade Center. BUSH: Nothing. Except it’s part of — and nobody has suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack. Iraq was a — Iraq — the lesson of September 11th is take threats before they fully materialize, Ken. Nobody’s ever suggested that the attacks of September the 11th were ordered by Iraq.
Don't Believe It? Watch Him Say It: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_A77N5WKWM
1:07 McCain wants us to stay in Iraq 100 Years.
During a town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire Jan 3rd, 2008, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a crowd of roughly two hundred people that it “would be fine with” him if the U.S. military stayed in Iraq for “a hundred years“: Q: President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years — (cut off by McCain) McCAIN: Make it a hundred.
Don't Believe It? Watch Him Say It: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RdurTngXBU
1:12 McCain then says he doesn't think most Americans care if we're in Iraq for 10,000 years!
"I don’t think Americans are concerned if we’re there for one hundred years or a thousand years or ten thousand years.
Don't Believe It? Watch Him Say It: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJWoGulgbecS
1:14 66% of Americans Oppose the War in Iraq.
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Aug. 23-24, 2008. N=1,031 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3. "Do you favor or oppose the U.S. war in Iraq?" Favor 33% Oppose 66% Unsure 1% http://www.pollingreport.com/iraq.htm
1:16 McCain Believes the Iraqi People Will Greet Us As "Liberators"
1:20 McCain has voted with President Bush Over 90% of the Time
"But, look, the president and I agree on most issues. There was a recent study that showed that I voted with the president over 90 percent of the time, higher than a lot of my even Republican colleagues." "The fact is that I have agreed with President Bush far more than I have disagreed. And on the transcendent issues, the most important issues of our day, I've been totally in agreement and support of President Bush. --"Meet the Press" interview, June 19, 2005
Don't Believe It? Watch Him Say It: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uThoBMfcFRc
2:09 Alan Greenspan admits the Iraq War is for Oil:
“I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.”
Don't Believe It? Read His Book: http://www.amazon.com/Age-Turbulence-Adventures-New-World/dp/1594201315
2:13 Over 4000 American Soldiers Have been Killed in Iraq
2:17 Over 1.2 Million Total Deaths in Iraq
2:20 We Now Spend Over $10 Billion a Month on the Iraq War (most estimates put the cost at 12 BILLION)
2:22 Meanwhile, we have a 9 Trillion + Dollar Debt http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/
2:27 McCain's Tax Plan Will Give Top Five Oil Companies 3.8 Billion a Year in Tax Breaks
2:29 John McCain had accepted more then $1 Million Dollars in Donations from Big Oil
2:32 Exxon shatters profit records
Oil giant makes corporate history by booking $11.7 billion in quarterly profit; earns $1,300 a second in 2007.
Exxon also set an annual profit record by earning $40.61 billion last year - or nearly $1,300 per second in 2007. That exceeded its previous record of $39.5 billion in 2006.
2:36 McCain Opposes the GI Bill for Soldiers
Watch the VoteVets.org Video
2:40 In 2006, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America gave Senator McCain a failing grade of "D" based on his voting record. Disabled American Vets gave McCain a 20% Failing Score. McCain Voted against veterans medical services 2007 McCain voted against expanding veterans medical facilities. McCain voted against an amendment to provide $430 million for veterans outpatient care: http://www.military.com/news/article/vets-to-mccain-back-new-gi-bill.html
2:42 Maybe this is why American Soldiers have given 6X as many donations to the Obama Campaign as to McCain.
Watch the Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw6wm3msjb0
2:50 McCain celebrated his birthday with Bush as New Orleans was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina
2:57 McCain Voted Against the Katrina Commission
Forty Senators and 100 members of Congress visited New Orleans before McCain did; he finally got there in March 2006. He voted against establishing a Congressional commission to examine the Federal, State, and local responses to Katrina in med-September 2005. He repeated that vote in 2006. He voted against allowing up to 52 weeks of unemployment benefits to people affected by the hurricane, and in 2006 voted against appropriating $109 billion in supplemental emergency funding, including $28 billion for hurricane relief But, McCain Voted Against a Commission to Examine Government Response to Katrina. In 2005, McCain voted against creating a congressional commission to examine the federal, state and local response to Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Region. Senators Obama and Clinton both voted in favor of creating the commission. The motion failed 44-54. [H.R. 2862, Vote #229, 9/14/2005] McCain Again Voted Against Katrina Commission in 2006. In 2006, McCain again voted against establishing a commission to investigate the response to Hurricane Katrina, including the federal government's role and the impact of the disaster. Both Senators Obama and Clinton voted in favor of the commission. The motion failed 44-53. [H.R. 4297, Vote #6, 2/2/2006] McCain Voted Against Investigating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. In 2005, McCain voted against an amendment that would establish a committee to investigate waste, fraud and abuse in the awarding contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for the reconstruction after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The amendment failed 44-54. [HR 3058, Vote #259, 10/19/05; HR 2862, Vote #228, 9/14/05; S 1042, Vote #316, 11/10/05; S 2766, Vote #176, 6/20/06] McCain Said Americans Should "Come to the Aid" of Katrina Victims. In his statement following Hurricane Katrina, McCain said, "American citizens have proven time and again how generous and selfless a people we are, and now we have an opportunity to come to the aid of those in need." [Statement of Sen. John McCain, U.S. Fed News, 9/1/2005] But, McCain Voted Against Expanding Unemployment Benefits in Wake of Katrina. In 2005, just two weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, McCain voted against allowing up to 52 weeks of unemployment benefits to an individual as a result of a major disaster under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance Program. Both Senators Obama and Clinton voted in favor of extending the benefits. The motion failed 43-52. [H.R. 2862, Vote #234, 9/15/2005] McCain Voted Against Granting Katrina Victims Access to Medicaid. In 2005, McCain voted against granting access to Medicaid to victims of Hurricane Katrina for up to five months. The amendment would also provide full federal funding for Medicaid in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for up to one year and provide $800 million to compensate providers caring for Katrina evacuees. Both Senators Obama and Clinton voted in favor of assisting the Katrina victims. [S. 1932, Vote #285, 11/3/2005]
3:06 "People who make under $80,000 are too stupid to understand taxes anyways"
3:08 “I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned,”
3:11 Palin Opposes a Woman's Right to Choose Even in the Case of Rape & Incest
Palin On Abortion: "I'd Oppose Even If My Own Daughter Was Raped"
Don't Believe It? Watch Her Say It
Yellin Reports on Wasilla's charging rape victims for their own forensic exams.
3:14 Sarah Palin believes the Iraq War is a "Task from God"
Don't Believe It? Watch Her Say It:
But then admits we're probably actually at war for oil:
3:17 McCain: ‘The Issue Of Economics Is Not Something I’ve Understood As Well As I Should’
3:20 "Here's some straight talk: McCain's fiscal program is either a joke or a fantasy"
McCain Has At Least 164 Lobbyists Running His Campaign, Raising Money For Him, And Setting His Policy Agenda
McCain: ‘There Are Too Many Lobbyists In Washington’ — But 160 Of Them Run My Campaign
3:25 On December 15th, 2000, Phil Gramm, along with Financial Industry Lobbyists, passed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act. Few lawmakers had the opportunity to read this bill that Phil Gramm quietly slipped in at the 11th Hour with a completely unrelated bill.
3:32 This Bill Deregulated Energy futures & Securities and is directly responsible for the Enron Scandal, the Multimillion Dollar Subprime Mortgage Meltdown & Today's Soaring Gas Prices. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/5/28/17835/8414/407/524367
4:08 Dennis Kucinich at the DNC
"Wake up, America. In 2001, the oil companies, the war contractors and the neo-con artists seized the economy and have added four trillion dollars of unproductive spending to the national debt. We now pay four times more for defense, three times more for gasoline and home heating oil and twice what we paid for health care," Kucinich said, "while all the president's oilmen are maneuvering to grab Iraq's oil."
"Wake up, America. We went into Iraq for oil. The oil companies want more. War against Iran will mean $10-a-gallon gasoline. The oil administration wants to drill more, into your wallet," he said.
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