Saturday, August 02, 2008

Patterns 2

Answering a question about his approach to combatting crime, John McCain suggested that military strategies currently employed by US troops in Iraq could be applied to high crime neighborhoods here in the US. McCain called them tactics 'somewhat like we use in the military...You go into neighborhoods, you clamp down, you provide a secure environment for the people that live there, and you make sure that the known criminals are kept under control. And you provide them with a stable environment and then they cooperate with law enforcement.'


barba de chiva said...

Holy Shit.

Looks like McCain is reaching back to one of the most successful -- and most damaging, then and now -- tactics to gathering a GOP "base": law and order. Fear of crime and criminals. Fear.

MT said...

I wonder how "clamping down" relates to "ethnic cleansing." Maybe it's just fashion in marketing.

helmut said...

My neighborhood could use a domestic military surge clamping down on dog owners who don't clean up the poop. This would provide us with a secure and stable environment.

MT said...

One might as well declare oneself a lover of France as to oppose such a program.