Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Al Qaeda Endorses McCain

Gosh! What else is there to say when Al Qaeda endorses the "impetuous" Republican candidate for President.

Al Qaeda-linked Web site backs McCain as president
By PAMELA HESS • Associated Press • October 22, 2008

WASHINGTON — Al-Qaeda supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the United States as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.

The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if Al Qaeda wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, “impetuous” Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier,” the message said. “Then, Al Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush.”

...(full AP article)

Well... perhaps there is more to say. Bluff and bluster aren't the same thing as actually being tough and smart. Many voters were fooled four years ago by the Republican strategy of talking tough about National security.

McCain says he's experienced because he was a Navy pilot and a POW. McCain was a pilot, he took orders, he'd didn't determine the strategy or pick the targets. Service in the military is honorable, but it's not automatically qualification to conduct foreign policy.

We are in need of a smart and sophisticated foreign policy, not another swaggering bully as President. Bush has trashed America's standing in the world and McCain has endorsed every one of Bush's policy blunders.

Al Qaeda's endorsement of McCain just goes to show what an abysmal choice he would be.

1 comment:

mad Nomad said...

I disagree with your statement that service in the military is honorable, though I see why you think that. I personally think it has more to do with intentions than service, which is what makes McCain a devious corrupted immoral snake in my view; he didn't enlist to save any Vietnamese but to drop bombs on foreigners. McCain is a guilty thug murderer. A baby-killing SOB who will burn for his deeds if there is a hell.

We need to distinguish between the "dupes" like me who thought they were doing the right thing by enlisting in the army, and the murderers and thugs like McCain who knew that they were dropping bombs on innocent people.

McCain, when you read this after you loose the election, I hope you know that I see right through your bullshit hero mask.