Thursday, June 19, 2008

McCain screws up again. This time by using Fred Thompson to attack Obama.

John Aravosis (DC), Yeah, not very smart to use Fred Thompson to attack Obama over bin Laden. First off, Thompson said last year that Osama didn't really matter, he's "more symbolism than anything else." Yeah, the symbol of 3,000 dead Americans and others on September 11. That's a symbol worth catching. But Thompson didn't stop there. He said last year that bin Laden “"should get due process if he’s caught". Now, why is that a problem? Because McCain has been railing all week against Obama for saying that there's no reason we can't try suspected terrorists in US courts, even if they're military courts. McCain says that's naive. And now McCain is using Thompson to further that attack on Obama. Except that Thompson said pretty what Obama said, if not far worse in McCain's thinking. Yesterday Team McCain put Giuliani out there to attack Obama on national security after McCain had said that Giuliani has zero national security experience. And now this. Seriously poorly managed campaign over in McCain-land.
LSB: I was going to comment on the Giuliani attack on Obama yesterday, so it was good to see this reminder. Giuliani: who even after the first attack on the twin towers in the early 1990s put the command center in the twin towers; who for years didn't replace the radios first responders needed though he knew they were defective; and who recommended Bernie Kerik, his bromance, for Secretary of Homeland Security - this is who McCain sends out with the message that Obama has no security experience? That's rich! And BTW, will someone explain to me how simply being a POW during a war 30+ years ago qualifies you as a national security expert. Has McCain got any recent experience? He's on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs; I don't see Foreign Affairs listed here. A couple of shopping trips to the markets in Baghdad with half the military doesn't make him an expert. For heaven's sake, he's continually confused by the Shi'a-Sunni designations.

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