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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Double wow

Posted by: Hammer / 12:32 PM

This report has two wow moments. The first is a questionable attack by Wesley Clark on John McCain:

“He has been a voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee. And he has traveled all over the world. But he hasn't held executive responsibility. That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded — that wasn't a wartime squadron,” Clark said.

“I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.”

I believe most Americans have great respect for John McCain's wartime service. I don't think it is wise to be flippant about McCain's experience being shot down during Vietnam.

Secondly, there's this from Joe Lieberman:

“Sen. Obama, unfortunately, like a lot of the Democratic leadership, continues to take a position that we ought to withdraw ... even though the new policy is working,” said Lieberman. “If we had done what Sen. Obama asked us to do for the last couple of years, today Iran and Al Qaeda would be in control of Iraq. It would be a terrible defeat for us and our allies in the Middle East and throughout the world.”

Just a reminder -- Iran is mostly Shiite. Al Qaeda is exclusively Sunni. While moderate Shia and Sunni can peacefully co-exist, the radical Sunni al Qaeda cannot abide the Shia. For Lieberman to suggest Iran and Al Qaeda could share anything betrays a profound, willful ignorance.

And a complicit media structure that refuses to challenge Washington talk-ifiers who betrays breathtaking ignorance.


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