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Worst in the World

I think that it is very hard sometimes trying to figure out who the worst person in the world could be. Today we have three excellent candidates: William Kristol, Rush Limbaugh and Oliver North.

  • William Kristol had another major factual error in his column.
  • Rush Limbaugh read an essay then went on at length about “errors” in the essay. The essay was written by a 10th grader in 1996.
  • Oliver North was on Fox “News” and had the nerve to talk about Bush’s (McCain’s) appeasement statements. This is the same Oliver North who was part of the Iran-Contra (weapons for hostages) scandal. You know, he had the nerve to say that Bush was right!

By |2008-05-20T01:13:08-04:00May 20th, 2008|Countdown, Party Politics|Comments Off on Worst in the World

Obama Confronts Bush and McCain

Straight and to the point, Senator Barack Obama directly responded to President Bush’s appeasement comment and then turned to Senator John McCain. Obama correctly stated that McCain has offered to differentiate between himself and George Bush on foreign policy.

Below are Obama’s remarks in South Dakota.

From the Washington Post: “If George Bush and John McCain want to have a debate about protecting America, that is a debate I will have anytime, any place,” he said to a cheering crowd. “George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for.”

Obama then launched into list of grievances, including a war fought on the premise of uprooting weapons of mass destruction that were never found, the failure to catch Osama Bin Laden and turning Iran into the “greatest beneficiary” of the Iraq war.

“That’s the Bush-McCain record on protecting this country,” Obama said. “Those are the failed policies that John McCain wants to double down on.”

The senator’s comments came in response to President Bush’s speech before the Israeli Knesset yesterday, in which he likened a willingness to meet with “terrorists and radicals” to appeasement of the Nazis.

“That’s exactly the kind of appalling attack that’s divided our country and alienates us from the world,” Obama said. “And that’s exactly why we need change.”

Finally, there are a group of Democrats who believe that Obama hasn’t shown enough passion on the campaign trail. Well, I thought he showed plenty of passion in this speech.

By |2008-05-16T23:37:51-04:00May 16th, 2008|Election 2008, Iran|Comments Off on Obama Confronts Bush and McCain

What is Bush Up To?

I’m not sure where to go with Bush’s statement about the dangers of appeasement in the Israeli Knesset. I’m surprised that President Bush didn’t get booed.

Wasn’t it the Bush administration that pushed Israel into a fight with Hezbollah? Using the same logic that got us bogged down in Iraq, the Bush administration pushed and prodded Israel into attacking Hezbollah in Lebanon. In my opinion, it was Israel’s worst defeat in its history. So, why didn’t the Knesset give Bush the Bronx cheer that he deserved? Maybe they were just too polite.

On the other hand, could Bush be deflecting attention from Senator John McCain and his lack of thoughtful foreign policy? McCain has had about as many positions as you can on Iraq. Bush has had only one- one bad position, but only one.

Keith Olbermann and Rachael Maddow tackle this issue.

By |2008-05-16T10:32:03-04:00May 16th, 2008|Bush Administration, Iraq, Israel|Comments Off on What is Bush Up To?
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