John McCain’s sudden
360 180 (sorry, rushed) on the Law of the Sea Convention has come up before here. Despite ten years of energetic support for U.S. accession to the Convention, things changed last October without any explanation.
McCain attempted to justify this on principle, though it fell transparently flat. At least on immigration, he said (and I’m paraphrasing), the politics made me do it.
Based on McCain’s long record of support for the Convention and the image below, a portion of his candidate questionnaire for the Iowa Christian Alliance survey (part 1; part 2), was this decision political or did it put Country First?
(courtesy of Caitlyn Antrim’s invaluable Ocean Law Daily)
You decide. I think this speaks for itself.
— Scott Paul