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Sen. John McCain met with the Dalai Lama in Aspen, Col., Friday. McCain reaffirmed his support for the rights of the Tibetan people. (Video by the Associated Press.)

Posted at 5:57 PM ET on Jul 25, 2008  | Category:  Video Report
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that was all political,i dont know dalai lama pretty well,so i wont comment on him,but that pitful old man was utilized by u american politicians

Posted by: chineseboy | July 29, 2008 7:19 AM

so this was political...but no any issue as McCain never be the President of USA from Buddhist's believe.

Posted by: hy5167 | July 28, 2008 8:05 AM

Why isn't McCain meeting with the Chinese leadership instead of the equivalent of a televangelist more popular in the US than in China? Perhaps the Dalai Lama needs to relocate to Aspen where his supporters reside (at least in the summer months). The US leadership needs to STAY OUT of China's domestic affairs, specifically Tibet, and tend to our own sheep. Tibet IS part of China and this will not change. It is embarrassing that our relationship with China is constantly tainted by Tibet. China's best move is to encourage tourism to Tibet and the accompanying economic benefits; this is a win:win. If the Dalai Lama can stay at a $10 million estate in Aspen addressing a bunch of jet-set liberals with cerebral oxygen deprivation, surely Tibet can move into the 21st century.

Posted by: News flash: Aspen to become the new Tibet | July 27, 2008 4:59 PM

Never has the Dalai Llama looked so youthful and energetic.

Posted by: Nixon | July 26, 2008 10:55 PM

You also notice even in a little unimportant post like this by a Mccain supporter it is just a negative attack on Obama and his supporters? Thats it, thats all they have, we know they don't have a candidate. That poster could not tell you one reason why they would vote for Mccain, none. The problem Mccain has is those anti Obama votes, many slip away to Barr or Nader and dilute some of Mccains current numbers even more. They don't care anything about Mccain.
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The fact the Obama knowingly pays the slugs who write such nasty anti-McCain posts on these boards is reason enough not to vote for him.

Posted by: thinkwithyourbrain | July 26, 2008 10:30 AM

NO, But it is a good reason to not to Vote for McCain. How many points did you get for that post?

http://www.johnmccain.com/ActionCenter/BlogInteract/BlogInteract.aspx

Posted by: | July 26, 2008 10:59 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 26, 2008 11:09 AM

The fact the Obama knowingly pays the slugs who write such nasty anti-McCain posts on these boards is reason enough not to vote for him.

Posted by: thinkwithyourbrain | July 26, 2008 10:30 AM

NO, But it is a good reason to not to Vote for McCain. How many points did you get for that post?

http://www.johnmccain.com/ActionCenter/BlogInteract/BlogInteract.aspx

Posted by: Anonymous | July 26, 2008 10:59 AM

He also met with Wolf Blitzer and endorsed Obama's timetable.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/25/mccain-a-pretty-good-timetable/

"I think it's a pretty good timetable," Mr. McCain said Friday in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room,'' before adding that it should be based "on the conditions on the ground.''

A Responsible, Phased Withdrawal

Barack Obama believes we must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in. Immediately upon taking office, Obama will give his Secretary of Defense and military commanders a new mission in Iraq: ending the war. The removal of our troops will be responsible and phased, directed by military commanders on the ground and done in consultation with the Iraqi government. Military experts believe we can safely redeploy combat brigades from Iraq at a pace of 1 to 2 brigades a month that would remove them in 16 months. That would be the summer of 2010 - more than 7 years after the war began.

Under the Obama plan, a residual force will remain in Iraq and in the region to conduct targeted counter-terrorism missions against al Qaeda in Iraq and to protect American diplomatic and civilian personnel. He will not build permanent bases in Iraq, but will continue efforts to train and support the Iraqi security forces as long as Iraqi leaders move toward political reconciliation and away from sectarianism.
From: www.barackobama.com

Posted by: Anonymous | July 26, 2008 10:54 AM

Oh, you were going to vote for him that you read these boards and now changed your mind. Do you think the readers on here are so stupid to believe that?

I can only tell you that the Obama is a campaign of "HOPE" and Mccains is a campaign of "HATE". It take very little perception to see Mccain has no substance to his campaign at all. Every speech, or town hall meeting attacks on Obama. Even the other night at a cancer benefit where Lance Armstrong made a point to say it was not political the moment Mccain began to speak the hate and venom came out of his mouth. You could have heard a pin drop in the room as Mccain uncontrollable attacked Obama and made a disgrace of himself and his appearance at the cancer event. Mccain is just a little insignificant dime a dozen politician who is close to the end his last 15 minutes of fame as the public gets to see and know this vial man for what he is and his campaign of hate.


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The fact the Obama knowingly pays the slugs who write such nasty anti-McCain posts on these boards is reason enough not to vote for him.

Posted by: thinkwithyourbrain | July 26, 2008 10:30 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 26, 2008 10:48 AM

The fact the Obama knowingly pays the slugs who write such nasty anti-McCain posts on these boards is reason enough not to vote for him.

Posted by: thinkwithyourbrain | July 26, 2008 10:30 AM

Not very commonly known and not really disclosed till the 1980's. The allies' were prepared to unleash what can only be called a holocaust the likes the world has never seen. The A bombs ended it. We were not going to lose the war and teams were already in place and training in the use of chemical weapons on small islands off of Japan. We were fully prepared to exterminate the entire Japanese people if need be. When over it was estimated 2 of every 3 american soldiers would be dead. The American people were already being lied to about the losses we were taking. When Truman learned of the plan he said "We will all burn in hell when this is over". The A bombs were a God send and saved as\t least many as 25 million lives of many millions more by ending the war so quickly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Downfall

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Do you think Harry Truman was a "warmonger" or a "peacemaker" for dropping TWO A-Bombs?

Posted by: JakeD | July 25, 2008 6:09 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 26, 2008 2:30 AM

Warmmonger meets peacenik.

Posted by: majorteddy | July 26, 2008 1:22 AM

"What are they doing in Aspen?" someone asked. The truth is that the Dalai Lama is in the entertainment part of the enlightenment business. When he visited Tucson a couple years back, he held one, short free event at the local convention center for the poor folks. But to really bask in his holy glow, you had to pony up the big bucks for his two day "seminar" at the luxurious Star Pass Resort. I lost a lot of respect for the Dalai Lama when he appeared in a photo op with George W. Bush.

Posted by: azjim | July 26, 2008 12:40 AM

Only difference between those two old farts is Dolly wears newspaper and classy McCain wears Depends.

Posted by: Mike Morgan | July 26, 2008 12:27 AM

They told Mccain he was the forth Ritz brother and Mccain said, "I LOVE THOSE GUYS".

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The ONLY reason he met the Dalai Lama was because he has been whining about lack of media coverage and he knew people would show up. He still doesn't realize they showed up to see the Dalai Lama and NOT him. McCain is stiff and grumpy and no one wants to see him. Then we have energetic, positive talking, optimistic Senator Obama who drew 200,000 in Berlin Germany. How many did Senator McCain draw in Mexico and Central America recently? Damn few. And then he makes a snide comment about going to Germany if elected President. Hope someone tells him he still WON'T get 200,000 .

Posted by: MotherLodeBeth | July 25, 2008 11:46 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 26, 2008 12:23 AM

It's terrifying to think the old fool is even close. Terrifying because of what it says of us.

Posted by: Jim C | July 25, 2008 11:49 PM

The ONLY reason he met the Dalai Lama was because he has been whining about lack of media coverage and he knew people would show up. He still doesn't realize they showed up to see the Dalai Lama and NOT him. McCain is stiff and grumpy and no one wants to see him. Then we have energetic, positive talking, optimistic Senator Obama who drew 200,000 in Berlin Germany. How many did Senator McCain draw in Mexico and Central America recently? Damn few. And then he makes a snide comment about going to Germany if elected President. Hope someone tells him he still WON'T get 200,000 .

Posted by: MotherLodeBeth | July 25, 2008 11:46 PM

"Sen. John McCain reaffirmed his support for the rights of the Tibetan people."

Why McCain didn't do the same for native Indian tribes in the U.S.??? Talk about hypocrisy and double standard.


Posted by: Mickey | July 25, 2008 11:27 PM

I've fallen and McCain't get up!

Posted by: Noah | July 25, 2008 11:05 PM

You can use this example as the hypocrisy of the conservative right. No one in the independent and liberal media is talking about the religious connotations, politically speaking, with McCain meeting with the Dalai Lama.

Especially since McCain threw Rev. Hagee and Parsley under the bus. How will the conservative evangelical base look at McCain's willingness to seek out and meet with a Buddist Monk?

Posted by: Obama-Junkie | July 25, 2008 11:00 PM

Dear Dalai Lama
As a spiritual leader what is your feeling on the use of depleted uranium weapons. Many very knowledable scientist think the use of radioactive materials in conventional weapons is really just a lower level nuclear war and the people of Iraq will be subject to serious cancer risks because of them.
Bruce

Posted by: Bruce Rubin | July 25, 2008 10:39 PM

Whoa, wait a minute. McCain's rabid supporters are okay with him meeting with a known Buddhist? When did the evangelicals start respecting that religion? I'm shocked.

Posted by: BJA | July 25, 2008 10:35 PM

All bow down before the majesty of his lord highness, St. John of McLame.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 10:34 PM

Except for a token job gotten for him by his father commanding a naval training station in Florida (Pretty good easy job by the way), after the war. Mccain has never commanded men in combat. He has exactly "ZERO" thats "ZERO" as in "ZERO" as in "NO", experience beyond books he may have read in school.

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MCCAIN KEEP SAYING THAT HE KNOWS HOW TO WIN WARS. AND NO ONE IS ASKING HIM, WHAT WARS? PERHAPS VIETNAM? HE ALSO SAYS THAT THE IRANIAN INFLUENCE WAS REDUCED AFTER THE WAR, THIS TOTLLY A LIE OR IGNORANCE FROM HIM.

Posted by: MOMA | July 25, 2008 10:16 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 10:32 PM

MCCAIN KEEP SAYING THAT HE KNOWS HOW TO WIN WARS. AND NO ONE IS ASKING HIM, WHAT WARS? PERHAPS VIETNAM? HE ALSO SAYS THAT THE IRANIAN INFLUENCE WAS REDUCED AFTER THE WAR, THIS TOTLLY A LIE OR IGNORANCE FROM HIM.

Posted by: MOMA | July 25, 2008 10:16 PM

MCCAIN DID THE RIGHT THING MEETING THE DALAI LAMA.

Posted by: cheng lee | July 25, 2008 10:11 PM

GOOD! MCCAIN NEED ENLIGHTENMENT. HE IS AND ANGRY AND SORE LOSER. HE NEEDS A LITTLE PEACE OF MIND FROM THE DALAI

Posted by: VIDAL | July 25, 2008 10:09 PM

Obama looks presidential as a child looks grown-up when wearing high-heeled shoes and an evening gown.

Posted by: Judy Kilgore | July 25, 2008 10:06 PM

You know the Dalai Lama has a web site. He is even more hep then Mccain.


http://www.dalailama.com/

Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 9:40 PM

lord have mercy.

This is sad and embarrassing. The McCain people feeling so left out they decide to prop up ODD McCain next to a man that a week ago he would never had met.

God. He looked so uncomfortable holding hands with that Lama man with his typical phony smile and that "why the hell am I holding hands with this guy in a bath robe? What in the hell has my advisers done?" Sad.

You haters and right wingers deserve this. Giving us nothing but hate and jealousy. McCain being nothing but a grumpy old man all week long.

While OBAMA been doing nothing but hitting his stride, being and looking Presidential while McCain and his fool brigade roll around in abject misery.

I just know you folks wish for another alternative to McCain. But hes all you got.

Posted by: llewis40 | July 25, 2008 9:23 PM

They do look old...and what are they doing in Aspen (where the average home costs $4.2 million) anyhow? Hanging with the Saudis on the Prince's 200 acre ranch?

Posted by: Mom04 | July 25, 2008 9:17 PM

are there any younger people that john mccain know or can have an op ed with.earlier in the week it was pappy bush and later in the week it's the dalai lama,this really makes him look bad.

Posted by: ron aka crimefighter1 | July 25, 2008 9:08 PM

the racists mccains (@6:14) needs a dictionary, some history lessons, and lessons in civility and good manners. Let me guess: you are an avid Obama fan.

A warmonger promotes or starts wars. What war was Truman promting or starting? He did what he had to do to end WWII. What, in your learned opinion, should he have done?

What is the significance of "racists mccains"? Are you claiming that both McCains are racist, or that whoever supports McCain is racist? Your reference to a "jew controlled" Truman sounds bigoted to me.

Posted by: Judy Kilgore | July 25, 2008 9:08 PM

Where is the adult who is supposed to moderate this mess.

Posted by: northernliberal | July 25, 2008 8:56 PM

McCain is loser and desparate. That is why he meet Dala

Posted by: john_lee | July 25, 2008 8:32 PM

A lot of this stuff on here is silly but it becomes surprising just how little people do know. Hell, if they don't know it is just a few key strokes away to be sure you are right and they are too lazy to even do that.

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"...got his clock cleaned by American Hero Ike Eisenhower."

Go frip around with somebody else's national history. In 1948 Truman won what was probably the greatest electoral upset ever, running against Dewey. In 1952, Adlai Stevenson ran against Dwight Eisenhower and lost.

Posted by: fzdybel | July 25, 2008 7:57 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 8:18 PM

MCain is a moron

Posted by: Schwartz1 | July 25, 2008 8:17 PM

Is the Dali mstill on the CIA payroll?

Posted by: Schwartz1 | July 25, 2008 8:16 PM

"...got his clock cleaned by American Hero Ike Eisenhower."

Go frip around with somebody else's national history. In 1948 Truman won what was probably the greatest electoral upset ever, running against Dewey. In 1952, Adlai Stevenson ran against Dwight Eisenhower and lost.

Posted by: fzdybel | July 25, 2008 7:57 PM

The Rich will artificially trigger a war with China or Russia in the next administration, hence the Dalai-ance..Heroin is hard to kick..

Posted by: skullchurch in flames | July 25, 2008 7:47 PM

And earlier said women 82 or older are 100% on his side. I agree. He has enormous support from the geriatric wing.


Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 7:38 PM

I have met him, looked in his eyes, he is a madman
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Today on a Cnn interview Mccain was asked if he was president and PM Maliki was still the PM and insisted on the troops leaving would he agree with him. Mccain first accused Maliki of saying he wanted a troop withdrawl to win the election in Iraq, Yet another attack from Mccain stating everybody is willing to lose a war to win an election. This was the same attack he accused Obama . Mccain went on to say that Maliki wanted a 16 month withdrawl according to conditions on the ground inwhich Maliki didn't say was was conditional. Then he said he knows PM Maliki very well and said he wouldn't withdrawl the troops. Wolf Splitzer asked why not and Mccain said he wont. I think Mccain is being very arrogant and he is guilty of the same attackes he accusing Obama of the surge. Mccain has not acknowledge that President Bush and Maliki has agreed to a timetable for withdrawl and PM Malikits latest statements of wanting the troops out in 2010. Mccain also without hesitation said he would move the capital of Isreal to Jeruselum as soon as he became president. You guys really need to see this interview with Mccain and Wolf Blitzer Mccain has made allot of controversial statements..

Posted by: Sandra | July 25, 2008 7:00 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 7:35 PM


▁▂▃▄▅▆▇█ OBAMA - LEAHY '08 █▇▆▅▄▃▂▁

Obama can certainly handle foreign affairs, and with Leahy, we get to exfoliate the repugs. I support this combo because it drives the repugs to bleed out their discharge shoots in fear (Congressional investigations with Executive Branch teeth...)

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 25, 2008 7:06 PM

Today on a Cnn interview Mccain was asked if he was president and PM Maliki was still the PM and insisted on the troops leaving would he agree with him. Mccain first accused Maliki of saying he wanted a troop withdrawl to win the election in Iraq, Yet another attack from Mccain stating everybody is willing to lose a war to win an election. This was the same attack he accused Obama . Mccain went on to say that Maliki wanted a 16 month withdrawl according to conditions on the ground inwhich Maliki didn't say was was conditional. Then he said he knows PM Maliki very well and said he wouldn't withdrawl the troops. Wolf Splitzer asked why not and Mccain said he wont. I think Mccain is being very arrogant and he is guilty of the same attackes he accusing Obama of the surge. Mccain has not acknowledge that President Bush and Maliki has agreed to a timetable for withdrawl and PM Malikits latest statements of wanting the troops out in 2010. Mccain also without hesitation said he would move the capital of Isreal to Jeruselum as soon as he became president. You guys really need to see this interview with Mccain and Wolf Blitzer Mccain has made allot of controversial statements..

Posted by: Sandra | July 25, 2008 7:00 PM

Today Mccain made so many controversial statements during his interview with Wolf Blitzer on Cnn. Mccain is seeming to know it all as if he's already president predicting that if he's president he'll win the war in Iraq and never have to go back into war again. Mccain also said that Maliki only suggested the withdrawl to win the Iraqi election. He also told Wolf Blitzer that Maliki wouldn't persist on the war if he was president. Mccain is definately stepping out of bounds when he thinks he can predict things that nobody can determine. Mccain has some nerves and he's the one saying all of this for political gain. He has made a ton of mistakes and he talks as if he knows everything constantly get a majority of it wrong. Mccain would be a dangerous president and we all should keep him out of the oval office. Mccain would be a worst president than Bush.

Posted by: Brenda | July 25, 2008 6:59 PM


You have to have a greater knowledge of what was happening to answer the question correctly. Information that was not that many years ago would change many peoples minds. Truman was a total hero for what he did.

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Do you think Harry Truman was a "warmonger" or a "peacemaker" for dropping TWO A-Bombs?

Posted by: JakeD | July 25, 2008 6:09 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 6:52 PM

Mccain is very arrogant and angry. He thinks he knows it all. If he's so smart and promise to capture Osama Bin Laden why doesn't he explain how he going to do it by staying in Iraq indefinately.

Posted by: Mark | July 25, 2008 6:51 PM

wonder if McCain called him a gook?

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | July 25, 2008 6:48 PM

well if I said it, it must be wrong because I've never beeen right about anything in my sad little life, thus far.

Posted by: jakeD's shadow | July 25, 2008 6:46 PM

Yes, America would be in a bigger mess with Obama as President. That's why I predict he will not be sworn in on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | July 25, 2008 6:41 PM

You don't even know Eisenhower's name.
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Harry Truman....warmonger, pig, the first jew controlled president got his clock cleaned by American Hero Ike Eisenhower (The last great AMERICAN President) in the elections. If it weren't for Jewish Intellectuals and neocons, Truman would have his rightful place in history...at the bottom of the pile just above Bush W and Nixon.

Posted by: the racist mccains | July 25, 2008 6:14 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 6:41 PM

Could America be in a bigger mess!?

Republicans have us at war in two countries as a result of Republican lies and deceptions, and we might be in two more wars--Iran and Pakistan--by November. We have alienated the entire Muslim world and most of the rest.

The dollar has lost 60% of its value against the euro, and the once mighty dollar is losing its reserve currency role.

The Republicans' policies have driven up the price of both oil and gold by 400%.

Inflation is in double digits. Employment is falling.

The Republican economy in the 21st century has been unable to create net new jobs for Americans except for low wage domestic services such as waitresses, bartenders, retail clerks and hospital orderlies.

Republican deregulation brought about fraud in mortgage lending and dangerous financial instruments which have collapsed the housing market, leaving a million or more homeowners facing foreclosure. The financial system is in disarray and might collapse from insolvency.

The trade and budget deficits have exploded. The US trade deficit is larger than the combined trade deficits of every deficit country in the world.

The US can no longer finance its wars or its own government and relies on foreign loans to function day to day. To pay for its consumption, the US sells its existing assets--companies, real estate, toll roads, whatever it can offer--to foreigners.

Republicans have run roughshod over the US Constitution, Congress, the courts and civil liberties. Republicans have made it perfectly clear that they believe that our civil liberties make us unsafe--precisely the opposite view of our Founding Fathers. Yet, Republicans regard themselves as the Patriotic Party.

The Republicans have violated the Nuremberg prohibitions against war crimes, and they have violated the Geneva Conventions against torture and abuse of prisoners. Republican disregard for human rights ranks with that of history's great tyrants.

The Republicans have put in place the foundation for a police state, and have no problem using it against fellow US citizens!

We must get the Republicans totally out of power, or we will have no country left for any of us!

Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 6:40 PM

A piece maker

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Do you think Harry Truman was a "warmonger" or a "peacemaker" for dropping TWO A-Bombs?

Posted by: JakeD | July 25, 2008 6:09 PM

Posted by: cccccccccc | July 25, 2008 6:39 PM

I just took a huge dump and wiped my @ss with pages from your 'good book' :-D

Posted by: the racist mccains | July 25, 2008 6:38 PM

Please, keep insulting the Good Book and see how far that gets you in American politics ...

Posted by: JakeD | July 25, 2008 6:35 PM

McCain '08!!! Vote for those who respect our servicemen and women!!!

Posted by: TJ | July 25, 2008 6:35 PM

JakeD....you're an idiot. That's why you consider Truman and mcLame as peacemakers. Your book doesn't even qualify as toilet paper.

Posted by: the racist mccains | July 25, 2008 6:33 PM

GO MCCAIN!!!

Posted by: JakeD | July 25, 2008 5:59 PM

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's surge into Tibet.

It's really not that far from Iraq.

Posted by: mnjam | July 25, 2008 6:26 PM

Harry Truman....warmonger, pig, the first jew controlled president got his clock cleaned by American Hero Ike Eisenhower (The last great AMERICAN President) in the elections. If it weren't for Jewish Intellectuals and neocons, Truman would have his rightful place in history...at the bottom of the pile just above Bush W and Nixon.

Posted by: the racist mccains |
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Racist, you have a lot to learn about racism. As every true racist knows, Eisenhower was Jewish.
www.jewwatch.com/jew-leaders-eisenhower.html
http://judicial-inc.biz/Hopie_ike.htm
www.stormfront.org/forum/showthread.php?t=332352
www.albanian.com/community/vbl/showthread.php?t=16719

Get with it.

You are giving racism a bad name.

Posted by: mnjam | July 25, 2008 6:25 PM

Wow! Well, we will have to agree to disagree about Truman ENDING World War II -- he'll always be a peacemaker in my Book (Matthew 5:9).

Posted by: JakeD | July 25, 2008 6:25 PM

Hate, meets Love - hilarity ensues.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 25, 2008 6:18 PM

Harry Truman....warmonger, pig, the first jew controlled president got his clock cleaned by American Hero Ike Eisenhower (The last great AMERICAN President) in the elections. If it weren't for Jewish Intellectuals and neocons, Truman would have his rightful place in history...at the bottom of the pile just above Bush W and Nixon.

Posted by: the racist mccains | July 25, 2008 6:14 PM

Do you think Harry Truman was a "warmonger" or a "peacemaker" for dropping TWO A-Bombs?

Posted by: JakeD | July 25, 2008 6:09 PM

A warmonger (McCain) meets a peacemaker (Dalai Lama). I wonder what advice McCain got.

Posted by: The racist mccains | July 25, 2008 6:07 PM

GO MCCAIN!!!

Posted by: JakeD | July 25, 2008 5:59 PM

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