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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:41 PM
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Wexler: McCain Attack On Obama's Holocaust Museum Visit "Shameful"
Huffington Post



Florida Democrat Robert Wexler isn't pleased with the McCain campaign's decision to attack remarks made by Barack Obama during his visit today to Israel's Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem.

In a statement to the Huffington Post, Wexler called it "shameful" and "unconscionable" that the McCain campaign is "using Senator Obama's somber visit to Israel's Holocaust Museum Yad Vashem as a backdrop to score cheap political points instead of focusing on the security needs of the nation."

Wexler, who was one of Obama's most high-profile Jewish surrogates during the primary season, added that Obama's trip "is a time to strengthen America's historic relationship with our ally Israel and to renew our nation's commitment to Israel's right to self defense and security."

Earlier Wednesday, McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds contrasted Obama's invocation of the familiar cry "never again" with a past statement in which the Illinois Democrat suggested that United States could not deploy troops whenever and wherever genocide is taking place.

Wexler said the McCain spokesman's attack "smacks of desperation and I urge Senator McCain to denounce this unconscionable statement and join Senator Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki in supporting a safe and secure redeployment of American troops from Iraq."
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:43 PM
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1. I'm sorry, can someone review McCain's record on genocide intervention for me?
Darfur?

elsewhere?

Must have missed that priority for the troops.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:46 PM
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4. Excellent, JIOOU! nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:45 PM
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2. Whoa - they are jumping on EVERY thing Obama says or does --
hoping something will stick. Agree with Wexler, this is an act of desperation.


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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:45 PM
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3. Go Wexler!
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:46 PM
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5. So I guess McCain is on record for wanting to send troops to Sudan? Good for him.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:47 PM
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7. yeah, how'd we miss that? Rwanda too? nt
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:46 PM
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6. that is a low and rude comment from McCain
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:48 PM
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8. oh, check out the graphic on Huff Post home page before they change it!
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 01:49 PM by JoeIsOneOfUs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com /

edit - it says "HOW LOW" then this image:
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:49 PM
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9. Old fart...
hate him

I fucking hate him


I. H A T E. H I M.
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Arrowhead2k1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:50 PM
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10. McCain is starting to make the same mistakes Hillary made.
Acting desperate.
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iamjoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:50 PM
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11. Why Is That Contradictory
It is not contradictory at all for Obama to say "Never Again" and also believe that we can't deploy troops wherever and whenever there is genocide.

What about education to try and prevent genocide in the first place? What about diplomacy or economic sanctions? What about having other countries deploy troops?

Sadly, I'm not sure any of these things really work, but then, neither does the military solution. In many cases military involvement makes things worse
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:51 PM
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12. and McCain's only solution seems to be military yet he hasn't called for that
in recent genocides far as several of us in this thread know :shrug:
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