John McCain shouldn’t answer any phones at 3am

Unless maybe if Joe Lieberman is there to help him.  Nah, not that either.  But it was a good thing McCain had his Democratic side kick because Joe was kind enough to correct McCain when he said that Iran (Shiite) was training Al Queda (Sunni).  Wow, wouldn’t that mean the end of violence between these two religious factions.  Oh well.

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Democrats are seizing the moment to point out that maybe McCain is not as combat ready as he says he is (political combat of course people) and that his understanding of the area shows a lacking that only Bush has been able to muster up on more than one occassion.

Obama had a good one… 

“Maybe that is why he voted to go to war with a country that had no Al Qaeda ties,” Senator Obama said of Mr. McCain. The New York Times 

Okay, well, it’s not that funny because this is the guy that could be our next President.  And he’s not made this mistake, a basic point of foreign relations, just once, but on a few occassions.  But Time has published portions of a McCain email that was sent out today in order to address the speech Obama gave early today about the war in Iraq.

Senator Obama says that ending the war will not be easy, that ‘there will be dangers involved.’ Yet, in that patented way of his, he declines to name those dangers. Let me enumerate a few: al Qaeda, which is now on the run, will survive, claim victory and continue to provoke sectarian tensions that, while they have been subdued by the ‘tactics’ of the surge, still exist and are ripe for provocation by al Qaeda, which would almost certainly ignite again civil war in Iraq, a civil war that could easily descend into genocide. To say that invading Iraq was used as a recruiting tool for al Qaeda is one thing. To pretend that our defeat there won’t provide an even bigger one is foolish supposition. Iran, which trains Shia extremists and is known to arm and equip Sunni extremists, a fact Senator Obama is apparently unaware of, will also view our premature withdrawal as a victory, as will other countries in the region, and the biggest state supporter of terrorists, a country with nuclear ambitions and a stated desire to destroy the State of Israel, will see its influence in the Middle East grow significantly. These are some of ‘dangers,’ that our premature withdrawal from Iraq will engender, and they all have the potential to destabilize the entire region. A realistic plan to prevent them from occurring is what people with experience in statecraft call ‘strategy,’ something Senator Obama has not offered yet.

I think that’s a “fact” that the world is unaware of and as McCain’s campaign tries to brush the gaffe under the rug, they continue to push false information.  Wouldn’t it be nice that the leader of the free world actually be respected by our allies than the continous butt of their jokes?  3 Trillion dollars and almost 4,000 dead American soldiers is not funny, not to mention the millions of displaced Iraqis and killed civilians.  Oh, the chuckles keep coming don’t they?

Heather Pritchard

I'm new to political blogging but have been writing most of my life about different things. I campaigned for President Clinton when he was just Governor Clinton in Orange County. I graduated from Smith College with a BA in English and a minor in Film. I work full time, have a lovely four year old daughter named Charlotte, my husband teaches full time at Cerritos College in Norwalk in the Music Department. Gary has a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology from UCI. I hope to go back to school in some form or another, maybe sociology or economics. I've even thought of Law school. Our newest edition to the household is our Weimaraner Sophie. 

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  11 comments for “John McCain shouldn’t answer any phones at 3am

  1. Christian Prophet
    March 19, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Barack Obama gave a good speech on race, but it’s being argued that it was designed to distract attention from much more damaging non-racial aspects of his THEOLOGY. See:
    http://christianprophecy.blogspot.com/

  2. March 19, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Ooh – the NYT editorial board thinks McCain made a “basic error” and the Left-wing Hive buzzes in agreement.

    Let’s see: Shia Iran has co-opted Sunni Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Sunni Syria is somewhere between an Iranian ally and client state. Iran works wigth communist North Korea and communist China.

    And a July 2007 National Intelligence Estimate said two known Al Quaeda leadership councils meet regularly in iran.

    But nooooo….only a fool would think terrorist-sponsor Iran would ever, ever aid Sunni terrorists.

  3. rebecca
    March 19, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Sure, Jubal, it is hypothetically possible that the Shia and the Sunni could be friends. (That’s from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahohma!) It’s just factually wrong in this particular case, as flaming liberal peacenik dove Joe Lieberman pointed out.

  4. March 19, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Jubal – are you referring the general term of, a friend of my friend is my enemy? And of course, you didn’t mention that al quaeda didn’t even exist in Iraq until we invaded and occupied. All minor details.

    All of this is just some more saber rattling in order to justify another useless war for profit, just change the “q” for an “n” and we’ve got Iraq II.

  5. March 19, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Rebecca:

    It isn’t hypothetical. Iran doesn’t let sectarianism get in the way of advancing its geopolitical goals, regardless of the brand of Islam practiced by its proxies.

    If Obama and the left are going to hang their hat on hair splitting that Teheran may not be “training” Al Quaeda in Iraq — as opposed to providing them with arms, letting them meet and plan within Iran’s borders — then please proceed.

  6. March 19, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Jubal – are you referring the general term of, a friend of my friend is my enemy?

    Heather:

    You mean “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

    I think I demonstrated pretty clearly that this “Sunnis and Shia won’t work together” myth is just that – a myth.

    And of course, you didn’t mention that al quaeda didn’t even exist in Iraq until we invaded and occupied. All minor details.

    it is a minor — and moot — detail, because Al Quaeda is in Iraq.

    All of this is just some more saber rattling in order to justify another useless war for profit, just change the “q” for an “n” and we’ve got Iraq II.

    Oh boy — more thoughtless left-wing cant. You forgot to cry, “No blood for oil!”

  7. March 19, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Heather:

    You mean “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

    Yes, It looks like I had a McCain moment, sorry.

    And I did think about it, I don’t just spout things off because I’m told what to think. All I have to do is hear about the only smoking gun we will have is in the form of a “mushroom” cloud. This Administration had some smoking guns prior to 9/11 and did very little to stop that.

  8. March 19, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    And I did think about it, I don’t just spout things off because I’m told what to think.

    Then I’d respectfully suggest look at what you wrote and thinking it through. “Another war for profit”? Come on. That’s tin-foil hat stuff. Judging from what I’ve read by you previously, you strike me as smarter than that.

  9. March 19, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t think it’s tinfoil hat time it’s just fact. KBR? Halliburton? Private armies for rent? There are a few people who are profiting from this war so maybe it’s more about my cynicism than it is about my intelligence.

  10. Dan Chmielewski
    March 19, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Oh Matt — if Obama or Hillary made a mistake like McCain did (three times actually), you guys would be all over them. Its clear why McCain wants us in Iraq for th enext 100 years; it will take him that long tofigure out who the enemy is.

    What this gaffe shows is that McCain’s strength — ties to the military — are not really as strong as he’d like us to believe; oh Matt, nice taxpayer funded campaign stop for photo ops in Iraq.

  11. jose s.
    March 20, 2008 at 12:06 am

    christian prophet, thats an interesting website did you do that on your own?

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