Wednesday, June 25, 2008

McCain aide states another terrorist attack will help the campaign

by jurnei

From Glen Johnson, AP writer:
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.ADVERTISEMENT
Charlie Black, already in the spotlight for his past lobbying work, is quoted in the upcoming July 7 edition of Fortune magazine as saying such an attack "certainly would be a big advantage to him." Black said Monday he regretted the comment.
Black is also quoted as saying the "unfortunate event" of the assassination of former Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto in December 2007 "helped us."
Questioned about Black's comments during a news conference, McCain said, "I cannot imagine why he would say it. It's not true. I've worked tirelessly since 9/11 to prevent another attack on the United States of America. My record is very clear." more
After reading the article, is it not clear that McCain is trying to spin a grossly inappropriate remark? Did they forget that thousands of people lost their life during that "terrorist" attack (I use that word loosely as investigations into the event are still murky). Are they only concerned with winning an election, so much so that they are hoping for an attack on our soil? It makes it sound as if they are planning another one.
This is also a "top advisor" saying this - did Black and McCain not discuss this? And just how has McCain been working tirelessly? He was caught on national television not knowing the difference between Shia and Sunni, which group was in Iran, telling folks that Baghdad is safe enough to walk through without protection while the General doesn't move anywhere without an armored and guarded hummer, and more too numerous to mention here. But in hearing McCain speak, it is clear that he is not clear on what is happening in the Middle East. Working "tirelessly" may have more to do with waking up when he hears the word "terrorist", only to have missed most of the conversation.
It's time to get rid of the politics of spin, little regard for human beings, and leaders that don't act in the best interests of this nation.

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