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  • June 3-- McCain sharpens his foreign policy attacks on Obama

    NASHVILLE: As the bitter Democratic presidential nomination battle was consumed by rancorous maneuverings, Senator John McCain honed his national security message before Jewish leaders on Monday, saying Senator Barack Obama's policies toward Iraq and Iran would create chaos in the Middle East and endanger the United States and Israel.

    McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, has been laying out a series of foreign policy attacks on Obama, his likely Democratic rival, questioning the wisdom of Obama's call for making diplomatic overtures to enemies and repeatedly painting him as inexperienced. The McCain campaign has been trying to take advantage of divisions in the Democratic Party and define Obama, who is still largely unknown to many voters, before he can lock up the nomination, when most of McCain's advisers expect him to get a significant bounce in the polls.

    Speaking on Monday morning in Washington to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the influential pro-Israel lobby, McCain charged that Obama's prescription for more diplomacy with Iran was misguided and insufficient, and that his proposal to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq would endanger Israel. McCain got several standing ovations from the group, which seemed receptive to some of his more hawkish statements, especially on Iran and the threat it poses to Israel.

    Some of McCain's main points of attack on Obama — including criticism of Obama's previous statement that he would meet with leaders of enemy nations without preconditions — were amplified, sharpened versions of attacks that have been leveled at Obama by his main Democratic rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. McCain's voice seemed to drip with sarcasm at times, as when he spoke of Obama's call for more diplomacy with Iran.

    "We hear talk of a meeting with the Iranian leadership offered up as if it were some sudden inspiration, a bold new idea that somehow nobody has ever thought of before," McCain said. "Yet it's hard to see what such a summit with President Ahmadinejad would actually gain, except an earful of anti-Semitic rants and a worldwide audience for a man who denies one Holocaust and talks before frenzied crowds about starting another."

    The Obama campaign countered that McCain "stubbornly insists on continuing a dangerous and failed foreign policy that has clearly made the United States and Israel less secure," and added that during the Bush administration Iran made gains with its nuclear program and expanded its influence in the region through groups like Hamas and Hezbollah.

    Hari Sevugan, an Obama campaign spokesman, said, "The war in Iraq that John McCain supported and promises to continue indefinitely has done more to dramatically strengthen and embolden Iran than anything in a generation."

    Polls show that McCain has an advantage over Obama on the questions of who has the most experience and who would be the most effective in dealing with terrorism. But it is unclear how much of an edge that will give him in November, because economic worries have surpassed national security as the top concern of voters.

    Also, a majority of Americans in a Gallup poll conducted two weeks ago said it was a good idea for the president to meet with leaders of countries that are considered enemies of the United States. Six in 10 said it was a good idea to meet specifically with the president of Iran.

    But McCain hammered Obama over his calls for greater diplomacy. At a town-hall-style meeting here in Nashville, he read aloud the latest statement of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, which said Israel would "disappear." McCain told the crowd, "It's a very clear choice, and whether it be on Iran, or whether it be on Iraq, or whether it be on other national security issues, Senator Obama does not have the experience and the knowledge and clearly the judgment, my friends."

    Obama and his campaign now say that while he would depart from the Bush administration's policy of refusing to meet with certain nations that fail to meet preconditions, they have added the caveat that he would not necessarily engage in presidential-level talks with Iran or leaders of other countries.

    McCain, calling for "real-world pressures" on Iran, spoke of leading a worldwide financial divestment campaign, modeled on the one that helped pressure South Africa to end apartheid, and called for tougher sanctions. And he criticized Obama for opposing an amendment that called for designating the Revolutionary Guard in Iran a terrorist organization. "Over three quarters of the Senate supported this obvious step," McCain said, "but not Senator Obama."

    The Obama campaign shot back that Obama had supported labeling the Revolutionary Guard as terrorists, but that he opposed a provision in the amendment that linked troop levels in Iraq to the threat posed by Iran. The campaign also pointed out that Obama had called for tougher sanctions on Iran, and that he had sponsored a bill in the Senate calling for financial divestment from Iran that was stymied by Republicans.

    McCain has been courting Jewish voters this year, trying to make inroads with a group that has been a reliable constituency for Democrats. They have shown more of a willingness to support Republicans in recent elections, and some have expressed reservations about Obama. About 5 percent of voters in the swing state of Florida are Jewish, and their support could prove pivotal in November.

    McCain continued to try to shift the terms of the debate on the deeply unpopular Iraq war — which he enthusiastically supported and Obama opposed — into a question of who would be the best leader going forward. He said in Washington that American troops in Iraq were making progress, but that "you would never know from listening to those who are still caught up in angry arguments over yesterday's options."

    McCain argued that Obama's calls for withdrawing troops from Iraq could endanger Israel. "He will do so regardless of the conditions in Iraq, regardless of the consequences for our national security, regardless of Israel's security, and in disregard of the best advice of our commanders on the ground," he said.

    The Obama campaign responded that Obama had always said he would consult with military officials before withdrawing troops.

    Damn it was a good chance to kill McCain and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee during this speech. Where is Bin Laden when we need him?
    Originally posted by FunkySuicideGirl
    Ima sucker when some suck my lip or bite in it
    Originally posted by Syko Squidge
    fuck off you gay piece of cunt
    Originally posted by Otto
    That shit is fuck,

  • #2
    AIPAC owns both them fools and Clinton too




    • #3
      This just further shows how much of a fuckin retard McCain is. This asshole flipflops every single week. Every other week he's for or against gov't wiretapping, he doesn't have one single fixed position on anything but war forever!

      He even stole that worldwide financial divestment campaign from Obama!


      Fuck this geriatric whore faced cock master
      Last edited by Ifbbita; 06-03-2008, 02:03 AM.
      Fuck em all is what I scream as I dream in tongues
      Fuck a trick, get me rich and the bitches'll come
      - Tupac

      Originally posted by Luis T.I.
      Wayne ghostwrote for Beethoven and Bach, fuck yall nigggaz wanna do?


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