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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Remember this quote:

John McCain:
"It seems to me that Senator Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign."
UPDATE: Observations over at The Moderate Voice, and Joe Klein.



9 comments

Some other people noticed that line, too. Even Joe Klein:

"I can't remember a more scurrilous statement by a major party candidate, It smacks of desperation. It renews questions about whether McCain has the right temperament for the presidency. How sad."

http://www.time-blog.com/swampland/2008/07/mccain_meltdown.html

In a post titled "Mccain Meltdown."

If McCain is this bad in July, just imagine October.

By Blogger riffle, at 7/22/2008 8:23 PM  

McCain says:

"I know how to win wars."

But how many wars has he won? Was Korea a win? Was Vietnam a win? Is he more knowledgable on winning wars than the military? He may be smarter than George W. But who isn't?

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 7/23/2008 3:55 AM  

I remember having so much respect for McCain, and I supported him in the 2004 primaries.

To see him pander like this, supporting a war he himself has repeatedly criticized is disappointing.

McCain supports a war despite a lack of planning, poor execution and misleading intel. That is at least as vile as the accusation he tosses towards Obama.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/23/2008 8:57 AM  

Oops. I meant 2000 primaries.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/23/2008 8:59 AM  

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By Blogger Tom, at 7/23/2008 3:19 PM  

Anon said - "To see him pander like this, supporting a war he himself has repeatedly criticized is disappointing."

Uh - I think the overwhelming evidence is McCain loved him some Bush wars - both prior to and ongoing to this very day.

Here is a nice video demonstrating this fact compiled at jedreport.com-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ieHwOm4ljA

Only time I remeber McCain not fully endorsing the war was when he said Rummy could have done a better job, but that he would not call for his resignation as he serves at the discretion of the VP, er I mean the Prez.

Do you have evidence where he criticized the war?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/23/2008 5:01 PM  

Just Google "mccain criticizes iraq -obama" and you will get many credible sources of McCain critical of the execution of the Iraq war, but not the war itself.

It is largely generalized criticism about troop sizes and mismanagement, directed mostly at Rumsfeld. However, the war is so tied to Bush, it is impossible to shield Bush from criticism.

What is so craven about this statement is the flip side that represents McCain, that he will support an endless, mismanaged war to gain political points.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/23/2008 6:06 PM  

I do not know if you are the same anon, but if you are... saying "a war he himself has repeatedly criticized" and then saying "McCain (was) critical of the execution of the Iraq war, but not the war itself" would be contradicting yourself.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/23/2008 7:30 PM  

A sensible reading of the English language shows no contradiction except on McCain's part.

For political points, McCain supports a war he admits was botched through poor leadership and execution, while calling Obama's stance a ploy.

What is your point?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/25/2008 8:45 PM  

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