Unless maybe if Joe Lieberman is there to help him.Ã‚Â Nah, not that either.Ã‚Â But it was a goodÃ‚Â 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).Ã‚Â Wow, wouldn’t that mean the end of violence between these two religious factions.Ã‚Â Oh well.
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…Ã‚Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Maybe that is why he voted to go to war with a country that had no Al Qaeda ties,Ã¢â‚¬Â Senator Obama said of Mr. McCain.Ã‚Â The New York TimesÃ‚Â
Okay, well, it’s not that funny because this is the guy that could be our next President.Ã‚Â And he’s not made this mistake, a basic point of foreign relations, just once, but on a few occassions.Ã‚Â 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’sÃ‚Â 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.Ã‚Â 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?Ã‚Â 3 Trillion dollars and almost 4,000 dead American soldiers is not funny, not to mention the millions of displaced Iraqis and killed civilians.Ã‚Â Oh, the chuckles keep coming don’t they?