“I suffer no illusions about Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal man. A ruthless man. A man who butchers his own people to secure his own power. He has repeatedly defied UN resolutions, thwarted UN inspection teams, developed chemical and biological weapons, and coveted nuclear capacity.He’s a bad guy. The world, and the Iraqi people, would be better off without him.”
Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t want to paint Obama into supporting the war in Iraq. But, I do want to show how easy it is to take something out of context. This was taken from his famous anti-war speech.
Recently, Obama talked about McCain, “And when it comes to foreign policy, John McCain says he wants to fight a 100 year war! ‘A hundred years,’ he said. ‘As long as it takes.’”
Again, don’t get me wrong, I’m not writing this to defend McCain. But, here is what McCain actually said when asked if troops could stay in Iraq for 50 years, “Maybe 100,” McCain replied. “As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, it’s fine with me and I hope it would be fine with you if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al Qaeda is training, recruiting, equipping and motivating people every single day.” He went on to describe our positions in Japan and South Korea lasting more than 50 years.
It wasn’t about occupation, it was about success and protecting Americans. And Republicans are guilty of the same thing. So, why does the media allow this type of distortion? Why does media perpetuate the distortion? The media knows that what Obama is saying isn’t true. It’s kind of like the school boy that egg’s on the fight. Even though he knows it’s wrong, he wants to see the fists fly.
It’s disgraceful and we all pay for it when congress is incapable of coming to agreement on important legislation.
Remember the political saying, “Throw the Bums Out!” Let’s change it to “Throw the Pundits Out!”