Interventionists never cease coming up with threats or scenarios in which U.S. military forces have to be used. In fact Texas Sen. John Cornyn came up with a number of them a week ago as relayed from this post on the Washington Monthly website:
CORNYN WANTS TO PREPARE FOR THE INDIAN THREAT…. Senators have had to get pretty creative lately to defend spending more money on a fighter jet that doesn’t work and that the Pentagon doesn’t want. Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) argument, however, might be my favorite.
“[The F-22 is] important to our national security because we’re not just fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Cornyn says. “We’re fighting — we have graver threats and greater threats than that: From a rising India, with increased exercise of their military power; Russia; Iran, that’s threatening to build a nuclear weapon; with North Korea, shooting intercontinental ballistic missiles, capable of hitting American soil.” [emphasis added]
Now Sen. Cornyn backed down and apologized for naming a U.S. ally as up-and-coming adversary so no one in New Dehli has to worry that U.S. will be reigning bombs down on them just because India has a million-plus army and a navy with an aircraft carrier. Still, it is interesting Cornyn as per typical of interventionists, neocons and even some nationalists, still sees Russia as an enemy long after Cold War is over.
I can understand the neocons hatred of Russia by why Sen. Cornyn still feel threaten by a white, Christian nation is beyond me. Perhaps the senator should watch this You Tube video of a beautiful Russian Orthodox christening ceremony and tell us all where he finds the enemy he wish to shoot, kill or bomb.