In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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The Other Side of John McCain

If the paeans to McCain by diverse political climbers seems detached from reality, it’s because they reflect the elite view of U.S. military interventions as a chess game, with the millions killed by unprovoked aggression mere statistics, says Max Blumenthal.