OLD MAN McCain suggested on Sunday that the Administration’s “light footprint” is the cause of what is unfolding in the Middle East. It’s truly extraordinary to hear McCain imply that expanding military operations is the answer. Evidently, he can’t quite comprehend the Arab spring and what it means.

But suggesting that no nominee from Obama should be confirmed is the ultimate temper tantrum from a man who still can’t come to grips that he doesn’t have the power to do anything but continue his Sunday show parade, with the talking heads in the establishment willing to give him a platform for his national security derangement.

MCCAIN: Under the present circumstances, until we find out all the information as to what happened, I don’t think you would want to support any nominee right now. Because this is very very serious and it has even larger implications than the deaths of 4 Americans. It really goes to the heart of this whole light foot print policy that this administration is pursuing.

Stuck in the 20th century, Mr. McCain still believes empire is the answer. Not only won’t it work for the Middle East today, but it’s a notion that’s also antiquated for the United States.