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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 02:50 AM
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McCain was right: Obama has just landed in Afghanistan.
New York Times article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/us/politics/20OBAMA.h...


If McCain couldn't keep his mouth shut about this, when security was so important, how can the man be trusted with State secrets?
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 02:57 AM
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1. The obvious answer would be ...
... that he can't.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:02 AM
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2. Odd that the media has more security awareness than McCain
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:14 AM
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4. Really?
I wouldn't consider anyone having more any kind of awareness than McCain odd...
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:03 AM
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12. of course your right:
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Arrowhead2k1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:13 AM
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3. McCain belongs in a retirement home, not the White House for the next four years. nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:04 PM
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18. And bush belonged in a
Edited on Sat Jul-19-08 04:04 PM by zidzi
contrived job for do nothing ex-president's sons..but that didn't stop the US m$$$ mediawhores from foisting on the our country.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:23 AM
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5. Time to change his name
to McBlame if anything untoward should happen as result of opening his big mouth without engaging his brain.
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:02 AM
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15. Oh, I think his brain WAS engaged.
I think they're hoping something will happen. I think that's why they kept pestering him to "see the world". If something were to happen, my bet is that it'd be from somebody who was affiliated/supporting these criminals, since the whole world would rather see him at the helm instead of the dufus that's there.
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:25 AM
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6. I really wonder how those weasel anchors will cover all this...
maybe not too much to wonder about. The fat self agrandizing hogs fed by the military industrial complex.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:29 AM
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7. "...His trip was cloaked in secrecy,..."... um... not so much
But then McCain probably thinks that "them moooooslims are not aware of the internets tubes, either"....
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:36 AM
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8. McCain says he's in a Navigator. With out of state tags
But don't let the Taliban know, OK?
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Franks Wild Years Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:40 AM
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9. We will have to wait.......
...and see if McCain's comments are afforded the broadcast media coverage that they would undeniably be given in a truly democratic country. They're not just irresponsible, they are deeply cruel and suggest a malicious streak beyond what was previously imaginable with McCain.
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Youphemism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:42 AM
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10. This gaffe was far worse than Hillary's RFK assassination comment but got *way* less airplay. /nt
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:57 AM
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11. we need to start letting our disgust be known
yet again!

More at --- www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable
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mikiturner Donating Member (581 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:09 AM
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13. Quote of the Month
Edited on Sat Jul-19-08 04:09 AM by mikiturner
From the Washington Post Article:

The Afghans expressed a readiness to see the end of the Bush presidency. Obama's racial heritage also has drawn attention here.

"He's welcome to our war-torn city," said Habibullah Hamdard, a 42-year-old teacher. "If he has loved his children, he should love the Afghan children who are dying around the country every day. The white guy couldn't do anything, let's see what the black guy can do."


:rofl:
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:12 AM
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14. One more rec needed
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:52 PM
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16. No he wasn't.
Americans and geography. Bah.

McCain: I believe Obama will be in Iraq over the weekend.

NYT: Obama lands in Afghanistan on Saturday.

In what sense is McCain right? In the sense, "Obama is overseas"? I thought we knew this already.

Please note: Iraq and Afghanistan are separated by Iran (the short way).

Let's hope it wasn't a fervent belief.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 03:59 PM
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17. Perhaps Barack could switch up the order a little bit.
Talk to the Palestinians before he talks to Israel's leaders, or vice versa if this was already the case.

What a dick thing for Gramps to do.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:38 PM
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19. I wonder what the troops in Iraq and
Edited on Sat Jul-19-08 05:39 PM by Phx_Dem
Afganistan thought about McCain blabbing Obama's secret travel plans to the world. I'm guessing, as soldiers whose lives depend on secrecy, they didn't think too highly of it. McCain really is no better than Geraldo.


(Mrs. Phx Dem)
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