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'McCain 09' by Guest Historian Chris Oakley Guest Historian Chris Oakley says, Thank you for visiting TIAH. In this thread we speculate on how a McCain Administration might have played out if John McCain had won the 2008 US presidential elections. If you're interested in viewing samples of my other work why not visit the Changing the Times web site.
On this day in 2009, former Arizona senator John McCain was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.
On this day in 2009, at Cape Canaveral ceremonies marking the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, President John McCain signed into law the Space Commerce & Business Act, a legislative initiative that aimed to encourage private companies to take greater interest in the economic possibilities of spaceflight by offering tax incentives to businesses that spent more than 15% of their annual R&D budgets on space technology.
On this day in 2010, President John McCain received word from his intelligence advisors that the CIA had obtained credible evidence suggesting Venezuelan ruler Hugo Chavez was making plans to invade Guyana before the end of the year.
On this day in 2010, President John McCain met with the Guyanan ambassador to the US and gave his personal guarantee the United States would use all the resources at its disposal to defend Guyana against threats of invasion by Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.
On this day in 2010, Vice-President Sarah Palin appeared on 'Meet the Press' to denounce Hugo Chavez's refusal to back off his threat to invade Guyana.
On this day in 2010, Defense Secretary and former C-in-C of US forces in Iraq David Petraeus convened an emergency meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to map out a military strategy for opposing Hugo Chavez's plans to invade Guyana.
On this day in 2010, French president Nicholas Sarkozy announced that his country would support a US-sponsored United Nations resolution calling for Hugo Chavez to immediately cancel his plans to invade Guyana.