Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Romney's Factually-Challenged Attack on Obama

Josh Marshall does a good job taking apart Mitt Romney's attack on Barack Obama. Romney was interviewed by Sean Hannity about Obama's statement on too many civilian casualities from air raids in Afghanistan. Obama contends more troops are needed on the ground in Afghanistan. NATO forces have become too reliant on air raids because of the lack of ground forces.

Hannity called Obama's statement false. Romney made claim that the Senator's statements are undermining troops. Marshall shows a clip of President Bush and Hamid Karzai agreeing that civilian casualties need to be lowered. Spencer Ackerman interviewed Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States. Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad stressed the need for more ground forces and less bombing raids.

Romney's statement didn't surprise me. Much like Rudy Giuliani, his foreign policy is about looking tough and attacking Democrats. There is nothing serious about Romney's foreign policy agenda. It's the sandbox mentality of a kindergartener. One needs to look no further than Romney's statement that his sons are patriotically serving America by working on their father's presidential campaign.

"The good news is, we have a volunteer Army and that's the way we're going to keep it. My sons are adults. They've chosen not to serve in the military in active duty and I respect their decision in that regard. ... And one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president."

This is an unserious man.

Hat tip to Tas.

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At August 22, 2007 5:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

<< Obama's statement on too many civilian casualities from air raids in Afghanistan >>

Only that is not what Obama said. Nice try.

Obama said that US troops in Afghanistan "are just bombing villages and killing civilians."

How nice.

At August 27, 2007 2:36 AM , Blogger tas said...

You, anonymous, are a goddamn fucking moron. Maybe even a retard, I'm not sure... I'd have to inspect your keyboard for the tell-tale signs of drool.

What I love is how you Republicans walk around with your smug attitude: you mention something anyone whod ares to be to the left of Adolf Hitler says and dismiss it with simpleminded comments like "How nice." Oh, so that shit is supposed to make us see the light? Fuck you.

You're problem is your refusal to notice reality after it's crawled up your leg and done the you the curtesy of sucking your pecker. You have a right to believe Obama is wrong, but if you're going to express that opinion around here then back it up with some fucking facts, OK? What exactly about Obama's statements are false? And if you can't prove such, then don't you think that logic would dictate that the US being involved in bombing civilians isn't a way to win the hearts and minds of people whose nation we're supposedly trying to deliver from evil?

Take that and stuff it in your pipe, your fucking freak.


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