posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 08:00 PM
John McCain joked about killing a nation of people that have done nothing to us. You do realize that in Iran, people go to school, shop, eat at
restaurants, go to the movies, etc, etc... Iran is just a nation of people, like us. The problem is the leadership, and the small group of radicals
that everyone generalizes as "Iran". Clearly, we have some disagreements with them as a nation, and since I don't know all the little details, I
will reserve judgement or an opinion on whether we're "right" in the situation. However, for someone who is trying to become the leader of this
country, at this point in history, to be joking about killin' em all....is really in bad taste and shows a major lack of judgement.
Regardless of who I am supporting in this election, what we NEED is someone who has some human compassion, who doesn't view the rest of the world as
a couple bombs away from being ours, or a giant oil field. We need a leader who can understand the entire world doesn't want to be American, and
yes, some countries don't want our version of democracy either.
If we are lucky, we will manage to avoid a war with Iran while Cheney, I mean Bush is President. Hopefully, our next President will be someone who
can show better judgement, compassion, maturity, and a peaceful resolve. If it is McCain, he needs to seriously consider what he thinks is a funny
joke. This isn't the first time he's made blatenly offensive "jokes" about Iran and frankly, I find it disgusting.
Obama has had a tough week, in the media. Today wasn't a cakewalk, between the comments by Jesse Jackson and the vote he made in the Senate. The
media is all over him as well. His own supporters are upset with him. He still manages to handle everything professionally and dignified. He
understands that if elected, the world will remember everything. McCain is not getting off on a good foot if he becomes President. The world will
remember his jokes, long after the media forgets.