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FRESNO, Calif. - A top adviser to John McCain said another terrorist attack on U.S. soil would be a "big advantage" for the Republican presidential candidate, drawing a sharp rebuke Monday from both the presumed GOP nominee and Democrat Barack Obama.
Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement: "The fact that John McCain's top adviser says that a terrorist attack on American soil would be a 'big advantage' for their political campaign is a complete disgrace, and is exactly the kind of politics that needs to change. Barack Obama will turn the page on these failed policies and this cynical and divisive brand of politics so that we can unite this nation around a common purpose to finish the fight against al-Qaida."
former White House press secretary Scott McClellan wrote in a memoir that during the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Bush and his team tried to make the weapons of mass destruction "threat and the Iraqi connection to terrorism appear just a little more certain, a little less questionable than they were."
Originally posted by Animal
Alxandro, your dismissal of this, as you say "careless comment", based on Obama's "Kumbaya singin'" is painful. It is hard to even follow your train of logic, unless it is so base and simple as it appears on its face, which is simply to dismiss the "other" guy. I am not calling you out to flame you but to display my distress with the other citizens of the USA who are willing to overlook such callous, violent, obsessive behavior traits displayed bt McCain and his cohort.
Originally posted by Alxandro
Yes, it is a stupid and careless comment to make.
But considering the Kumbaya singin', do nothing, attitude Obama has towards the leaders of rouge nations, aka axis of evil, the comment made by McCain's aide is not too far from the truth.
I suppose you agree with Obama's aide and take the "Winnie the Pooh" approach instead?
Originally posted by Alxandrobecause comments are nothing more than words and the bottom line is actions speak louder than words.
Pardon the cliche, but it's true.
By this I mean, the actions of those that want to hurt us can do a lot more damage than words .
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Anything that snaps people back into the real world will benefit the Republicans.
It really shouldn't take a terrorist attack.
Look at the oil debacle and then listen to the Democrats' rhetoric and watch how much they are loving our misery.
They tell us what we need is alternative energy. They tell us that drilling our own oil will take ten years to come on line.
What they don't tell us is that all these alternative energy sources might never come to fruition.
Remember that ethanol was supposed to be the cure for addiction to foreign oil.
Now ethanol is the cause of global starvation.
Sooner or later the bells are going to go off for those Americans who've been living in a fantasy world for so long.
It might never happen, though. Nine-eleven got their attention, but not for long. They've either forgotten or they are so deluded they think Bush did it.
Sometimes, I think it's hopeless, but today's Supreme Court ruling has given me some hope that there is a ray of light coming from somewhere.
[edit on 2008/6/26 by GradyPhilpott]