The hypocrisy of John McCain is breathtaking.
Recently, he told pro-lifers that we should state our opinions on abortion and then go home and shut up. This week, he is saying that America should take military action against the dictator of Syria if he starts using Sarin gas on his own people.
My question is: Why isn't he now saying to the American people that we should just express our opinions about this despot gassing his political opponents, and then go home and sit down in front of our televisions and watch it happen? I mean, this guy claims to be pro-life, but then advises his fellow pro-lifers to be good little Republicans and just sit back and let the holocaust continue.
The fact is, most of us in the pro-life movement always knew that McCain's pro-life rhetoric was hollow and motivated only by his political ambition. In this way, he is virtually indistinguishable from almost every other Republican in the country. They see the plight of the unborn as something that can often be exploited for political gain, but is otherwise to be ignored.
The bottom line is that McCain and his fellow travelers really see the unborn child as nothing more than a political inconvenience that they wish would just go away.
Our job is to make certain that never happens so, no, we will not just sit around and do nothing. We are not that cowardly.