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McCain and Parsley

By Judd Legum

"McCain and Parsley"

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ABC’s Brian Ross has a thorough report on how John McCain’s spiritual guide Rod Parsley hates Muslims and believes that the United States was founded, in part, to rid the world of Islam:

But of course anti-Muslim bigotry has a large constituency in the United States so it’s not a political weakness to be affiliated with it. Similarly, it’s true that having a president who likes to associate himself with anti-Muslim bigotry would be a disaster for American foreign policy and national security, but since the essence of McCain’s foreign policy vision is that he wants to maximize the number and duration of wars this won’t actually be a problem for him. Ross shows that McCain is a huge hypocrite, but basically we know that already. So I say it’s a non-story — the MSM should really devote less attention to this and more to Decemberists-gate.

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