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McCain Corsi Quip Irks Obama Camp

By Anne E. Kornblut
With the rest of the political universe buzzing about a controversial new book on Sen. Barack Obama, one person is staying quiet: Sen. John McCain.

McCain and his advisers have said nothing about "Obama Nation," an innuendo-filled, mistake-riddled biography written by Jerome R. Corsi that will debut at the top of the New York Times bestseller list this weekend.

Approached by a curious reporter at an event on Friday and asked about the book, McCain replied: "Gotta keep your sense of humor." A McCain aide later said he had misheard the question, and thought it was about a television ad.

But that was enough for the Obama campaign to pounce.

"While the smears piled up and the lies were exposed, John McCain spent six days in silence and on the seventh day said we should have a sense of humor," Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan said. "John McCain's response to this discredited book speaks volumes -- he is a George Bush candidate running a Karl Rove campaign with a Dick Cheney sense of humor."

Brian Rogers, a McCain spokesman, declined to comment on the book. Aides said the Republican campaign has no intention of coming to Obama's defense on every attack they have no control over -- even though, in the past, McCain has ruled out certain kinds of attacks as inappropriate and not suitable for the kind of positive campaign he wants to run.

In the new book, Corsi, who also penned the Swift Boat book that helped derail Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2004, describes Obama as, among other things, a left-wing radical driven by a black power agenda and his "extensive connections with Islam." Obama is a practicing Christian. His campaign has put out a 40-page rebuttal to the 304-page work, which the author said he wrote in the hopes of defeating Obama.

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John McLiar will be the downfall of this country. If anyone truly cares about this country they will not be voting for this senile idiot. Johnny boy can't even comprehend some of the most basic concepts dealing with foriegn policy and the economy. I rather have 8 more years with bush then john mccain. This is the biggest threat america is being faced with. A war-mongering, racist, sexist, hate-filled, old, idiotic, rude, and bigoted man.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 18, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Atleast we are safe in this part of the world from Fundamental Islamic Terrorists who are killing innocent people in Asia, intimedating people in UK and other parts of Europe. We cannot afford to have a weak and inexperienced rookie like Obama and more over its really scary to think about his Muslim background and ties with Farakhan and nation of islam.

Friends Vote McCain and keep these mindless Democrats and the fraud out.

Posted by: John | August 18, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

It's a shame to see mccain has sacrificed his principles, convictions and integrity for the gop nomination. YOu have to wonder what he TRULY believes in these days. He appears to be putty in the hand of the neocon backbone of the bush admin. McCain is probably sportin' a woodie just thinkin' about bein' a war time president - just like Shrub. Scary.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 18, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Who cares what biased and yellow news media like NYT writes... they have no longer have moral credibility. Its laughable to see few obamabots posting links to discredited NYT junk opinions.

Obama's has a questionable character and not to mention of his associations with radicals. Corsi did a wonderful job putting together this piece of work to expose this stealth candidate with far left voting record and no accomplishments.. its scary to think about this guy even getting a chance to run for president.. ummm this is the best you could expect from mindless democrats.

Posted by: Jon | August 17, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Corsi has more real dirt on McCain:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/17/opinion/17rich.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin
"“McCain’s personal fortune traces back to organized crime in Arizona.”

Posted by: Corruption Anon | August 17, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Another hate filled attack with no basis in reality whatsoever.

Posted by: bguardian316 | August 17, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

If you didnt have names, gender, or age on either canidates resumes it would only seem logical to give the job to the person with the most experience. Have we all gone plum crazy. Although I am a democrat Im trying to see this as a job, not a popularity contest. It should be about our country, I mean really? You would hire someone with a couple years of experience vs. twenty to thirty.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

The books we should really be concerned with are the ones by James H Cone, the founder of Black Theology and as Trinity United Church's website states, upon which their church's belief and teachings are based.. It's also the church he and his wife sat in for 20 yrs.

I suggest everyone read Cone's; "A Black Theology of Liberation". It will shock you to see with Cone and Rev Wright think about white churches and white people in general. It helps explain where Rev Wright is coming from with his anti-white and anti-American rants and why the congregation is hoot'in and holler'in the background. I think it will give you a true understanding of the Obama's.

Eye opening.

Posted by: E M | August 17, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse


MIND OF A MAD MAN.


WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain arrived late at his Senate office on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, just after the first plane hit the World Trade Center. “This is war,” he murmured to his aides. The sound of scrambling fighter planes rattled the windows, sending a tremor of panic through the room.


Erik Jacobs for The New York Times
John McCain said he had consulted Henry A. Kissinger on foreign policy before and after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Within hours, Mr. McCain, the Vietnam War hero and famed straight talker of the 2000 Republican primary, had taken on a new role: the leading advocate of taking the American retaliation against Al Qaeda far beyond Afghanistan. In a marathon of television and radio appearances, Mr. McCain recited a short list of other countries said to support terrorism, invariably including Iraq, Iran and Syria.

“There is a system out there or network, and that network is going to have to be attacked,” Mr. McCain said the next morning on ABC News. “It isn’t just Afghanistan,” he added, on MSNBC. “I don’t think if you got bin Laden tomorrow that the threat has disappeared,” he said on CBS, pointing toward other countries in the Middle East.

Within a month he made clear his priority. “Very obviously Iraq is the first country,” he declared on CNN. By Jan. 2, Mr. McCain was on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the Arabian Sea, yelling to a crowd of sailors and airmen: “Next up, Baghdad!”

Now, as Mr. McCain prepares to accept the Republican presidential nomination, his response to the attacks of Sept. 11 opens a window onto how he might approach the gravest responsibilities of a potential commander in chief. Like many, he immediately recalibrated his assessment of the unseen risks to America’s security. But he also began to suggest that he saw a new “opportunity” to deter other potential foes by punishing not only Al Qaeda but also Iraq.

“Just as Sept. 11 revolutionized our resolve to defeat our enemies, so has it brought into focus the opportunities we now have to secure and expand our freedom,” Mr. McCain told a NATO conference in Munich in early 2002, urging the Europeans to join what he portrayed as an all but certain assault on Saddam Hussein. “A better world is already emerging from the rubble.”

To his admirers, Mr. McCain’s tough response to Sept. 11 is at the heart of his appeal. They argue that he displayed the same decisiveness again last week in his swift calls to penalize Russia for its incursion into Georgia, in part by sending peacekeepers to police its border.

His critics charge that the emotion of Sept. 11 overwhelmed his former cool-eyed caution about deploying American troops without a clear national interest and a well-defined exit, turning him into a tool of the Bush administration in its push for a war to transform the region.

“He has the personality of a fighter pilot: when somebody stings you, you want to strike out,” said retired Gen. John H. Johns, a former friend and supporter of Mr. McCain who turned against him over the Iraq war. “Just like the American people, his reaction was: show me somebody to hit.”

Whether through ideology or instinct, though, Mr. McCain began making his case for invading Iraq to the public more than six months before the White House began to do the same. He drew on principles he learned growing up in a military family and on conclusions he formed as a prisoner in North Vietnam. He also returned to a conviction about “the common identity” of dangerous autocracies as far-flung as Serbia and North Korea that he had developed consulting with hawkish foreign policy thinkers to help sharpen the themes of his 2000 presidential campaign.

While pushing to take on Saddam Hussein, Mr. McCain also made arguments and statements that he may no longer wish to recall. He lauded the war planners he would later criticize, including Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney. (Mr. McCain even volunteered that he would have given the same job to Mr. Cheney.) He urged support for the later-discredited Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi’s opposition group, the Iraqi National Congress, and echoed some of its suspect accusations in the national media. And he advanced misleading assertions not only about Mr. Hussein’s supposed weapons programs but also about his possible ties to international terrorists, Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 attacks.

Five years after the invasion of Iraq, Mr. McCain’s supporters note that he became an early critic of the administration’s execution of the occupation, and they credit him with pushing the troop “surge” that helped bring stability. Mr. McCain, though, stands by his support for the war and expresses no regrets about his advocacy.

In written answers to questions, he blamed “Iraq’s opacity under Saddam” for any misleading remarks he made about the peril it posed.

The Sept. 11 attacks “demonstrated the grave threat posed by a hostile regime, possessing weapons of mass destruction, and with reported ties to terrorists,” Mr. McCain wrote in an e-mail message on Friday. Given Mr. Hussein’s history of pursuing illegal weapons and his avowed hostility to the United States, “his regime posed a threat we had to take seriously.” The attacks were still a reminder, Mr. McCain added, of the importance of international action “to prevent outlaw states — like Iran today — from developing weapons of mass destruction.”

Formative Years

Mr. McCain has been debating questions about the use of military force far longer than most. He grew up in a family that had sent a son to every American war since 1776, and international relations were a staple of the McCain family dinner table. Mr. McCain grew up listening to his father, Adm. John S. McCain Jr., deliver lectures on “The Four Ocean Navy and the Soviet Threat,” closing with a slide of an image he considered the ultimate factor in the balance of power: a soldier marching through a rice paddy with a rifle at his shoulder.

“To quote Sherman, war is all hell and we need to fight it out and get it over with and that is when the killing stops,” recalled Joe McCain, Senator McCain’s younger brother.

Vietnam, for Senator McCain, reinforced those lessons. He has often said he blamed the Johnson administration’s pause in bombing for prolonging the war, and he credited President Richard M. Nixon’s renewed attacks with securing his release from a North Vietnamese prison. He has made the principle that the exercise of military power sets the bargaining table for international relations a consistent theme of his career ever since, and in his 2002 memoir he wrote that one of his lifelong convictions was “the imperative that American power never retreat in response to an inferior adversary’s provocation.”


But Mr. McCain also took away from Vietnam a second, restraining lesson: the necessity for broad domestic support for any military action. For years he opposed a string of interventions — in Lebanon, Haiti, Somalia, and, for a time, the Balkans — on the grounds that the public would balk at the loss of life without clear national interests. “The Vietnam thing,” he recently said.

In the late 1990s, however, while he was beginning to consider his 2000 presidential race, he started rebalancing his view of the needs to project American strength and to sustain public support. The 1995 massacre of 5,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica under NATO’s watch struck at his conscience, he has said, and in addition to America’s strategic national interests — in that case, the future and credibility of NATO — Mr. McCain began to speak more expansively about America’s moral obligations as the only remaining superpower.

His aides say he later described the American air strikes in Bosnia in 1996 and in Kosovo in 1999 as a parable of political leadership: Mr. McCain, Senator Bob Dole and others had rallied Congressional support for the strikes despite widespread public opposition, then watched approval soar after the intervention helped to bring peace.

“Americans elect their leaders to make these kinds of judgments,” Mr. McCain said in the e-mail message.

It was during the Balkan wars that Mr. McCain and his advisers read a 1997 article on the Wall Street Journal editorial page by William Kristol and David Brooks of The Weekly Standard — both now Op-Ed page columnists at The New York Times — promoting the idea of “national greatness” conservatism, defined by a more activist agenda at home and a more muscular role in the world.

“I wouldn’t call it a ‘eureka’ moment, but there was a sense that this is where we are headed and this is what we are trying to articulate and they have already done a lot of the work,” said John Weaver, a former McCain political adviser. “And, quite frankly, from a crass political point of view, we were in the making-friends business. The Weekly Standard represented a part of the primary electorate that we could get.”

Soon Mr. McCain and his aides were consulting regularly with the circle of hawkish foreign policy thinkers sometimes referred to as neoconservatives — including Mr. Kristol, Robert Kagan and Randy Scheunemann, a former aide to Mr. Dole who became a McCain campaign adviser — to develop the senator’s foreign policy ideas and instincts into the broad themes of a presidential campaign. (In his e-mail message, Mr. McCain noted that he had also consulted with friends like Henry A. Kissinger, known for a narrower view of American interests.)

One result was a series of speeches in which Mr. McCain called for “rogue state rollback.” He argued that disparate regional troublemakers, including Iraq, North Korea and Serbia, bore a common stamp: they were all autocracies. And as such, he contended, they were more likely to export terrorism, spread dangerous weapons, or start ethnic conflicts. In an early outline of what would become his initial response to the Sept. 11 attacks, Mr. McCain argued that “swift and sure” retribution against any one of the rogue states was an essential deterrent to any of the others. But Mr. McCain’s advisers and aides say his “rogue state” speeches stopped short of the most sweeping international agenda put forth by Mr. Kristol, Mr. Kagan and their allies. Mr. McCain explicitly disavowed direct military action merely to advance American values, foreswearing any “global crusade” of interventions in favor of relying on covert and financial support for internal opposition groups.

As an example, he could point to his 1998 sponsorship of the Iraqi Liberation Act, which sought to direct nearly $100 million to Iraqis who hoped to overthrow Saddam Hussein. The bill, signed by President Bill Clinton, also endorsed the ouster of Mr. Hussein.

Mr. McCain said then that he doubted the United States could muster the political will to use ground troops to remove the Iraqi dictator any time soon. “It was much easier when Saddam Hussein was occupying Kuwait and threatening Saudi Arabia,” the senator told Fox News in November 1998. “We’d have to convince the American people that it’s worth again the sacrifice of American lives, because that would also be part of the price.”

Hard Calls

Mr. McCain spent the afternoon of Sept. 11 in a young aide’s studio apartment near the Capitol. There was no cable television, nothing but water in the kitchen, and the hallway reminded him of an old boxing gym. Evacuated from his office but stranded by traffic, he could not resist imagining himself at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. “There are not enough Secret Service agents in the world to keep me away from Washington and New York at a time like this,” Mr. McCain told an adviser.


Over the next days and weeks, however, Mr. McCain became almost as visible as he would have been as president. Broadcasters rushed to him as a patriotic icon and reassuring voice, and for weeks he was ubiquitous on the morning news programs, Sunday talk shows, cable news networks, and even late-night comedy shows.

In the spotlight, he pushed rogue state rollback one step further, arguing that the United States should go on the offensive as a warning to any other country that might condone such an attack. “These networks are well-embedded in some of these countries,” Mr. McCain said on Sept. 12, listing Iraq, Iran and Syria as potential targets of United States pressure. “We’re going to have to prove to them that we are very serious, and the price that they will pay will not only be for punishment but also deterrence.”

Although he had campaigned for President Bush during the 2000 general election, he was still largely frozen out of the White House because of animosities left over from the Republican primary. But after Mr. Bush declared he would hold responsible any country condoning terrorism, Mr. McCain called his leadership “magnificent” and his national security team the strongest “that has ever been assembled.” A few weeks later, Larry King of CNN asked whether he would have named Mr. Rumsfeld and Colin L. Powell to a McCain cabinet. “Oh, yes, and Cheney,” Mr. McCain answered, saying he, too, would have offered Mr. Cheney the vice presidency.

Even during the heat of the war in Afghanistan, Mr. McCain kept an eye on Iraq. To Jay Leno in mid-September, Mr. McCain said he believed “some other countries” had assisted Osama bin Laden, going on to suggest Iraq, Syria and Iran as potential suspects. In October 2001, when an Op-Ed page column in The New York Times speculated that Iraq, Russia or some other country might bear responsibility for that month’s anthrax mailings, Mr. McCain interrupted a question about Afghanistan from David Letterman on that night’s “Late Show.” “The second phase is Iraq,” Mr. McCain said, adding, “Some of this anthrax may — and I emphasize may — have come from Iraq.” (The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it came from a federal government laboratory in Maryland.) By October, United States and foreign intelligence agencies had said publicly that they doubted any cooperation between Mr. Hussein and Al Qaeda, noting Al Qaeda’s opposition to such secular nationalists. American intelligence officials soon declared that Mr. Hussein had not supported international terrorism for nearly a decade.

But when the Czech government said that before the attacks, one of the 9/11 hijackers had met in Prague with an Iraqi intelligence official, Mr. McCain seized the report as something close to a smoking gun. “The evidence is very clear,” he said three days later, in an Oct. 29 television interview. (Intelligence agencies quickly cast doubt on the meeting.)

Frustrated by the dearth of American intelligence about Iraq, Mr. McCain’s aides say, he had long sought to learn as much as he could from Iraqi opposition figures in exile, including Mr. Chalabi of the Iraqi National Congress. Over the years, Mr. McCain often urged support for the group, saying it had “significant support, in my view, inside Iraq.”

After Sept. 11, Mr. Chalabi’s group said an Iraqi emissary had once met with Osama bin Laden, and brought forward two Iraqi defectors who described terrorist training camps and biological weapons efforts. At times, Mr. McCain seemed to echo their accusations, citing the “two defectors” in a television interview and attesting to “credible reports of involvement between Iraqi administration officials, Iraqi officials and the terrorists.”

Growing Impatient

But United States intelligence officials had doubts about Mr. Chalabi at the time and have since discredited his group. In 2006, Mr. McCain acknowledged to The New Republic that he had been “too enamored with the I.N.C.” In his e-mail message, though, he said he never relied on the group for information about Iraq’s weapons program.

At a European security conference in February 2002, when the Bush administration still publicly maintained that it had made no decision about moving against Iraq, Mr. McCain described an invasion as all but certain. “A terrorist resides in Baghdad,” he said, adding, “A day of reckoning is approaching.”

Regime change in Iraq in addition to Afghanistan, he argued, would compel other sponsors of terrorism to mend their ways, “accomplishing by example what we would otherwise have to pursue through force of arms.”

Finally, as American troops massed in the Persian Gulf in early 2003, Mr. McCain grew impatient, his aides say, concerned that the White House was failing to act as the hot desert summer neared. Waiting, he warned in a speech in Washington, risked squandering the public and international support aroused by Sept. 11. “Does anyone really believe that the world’s will to contain Saddam won’t eventually collapse as utterly as it did in the 1990s?” Mr. McCain asked.

In retrospect, some of Mr. McCain’s critics now accuse him of looking for a pretext to justify the war. “McCain was hell-bent for leather: ‘Saddam Hussein is a bad guy, we have got to teach him, let’s send a message to the other people in the Middle East,’ ” said Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts.

But Mr. McCain, in his e-mail message, said the reason he had supported the war was the evolving threat from Mr. Hussein.

“I believe voters elect their leaders based on their experience and judgment — their ability to make hard calls, for instance, on matters of war and peace,” he wrote. “It’s important to get them right.”

Posted by: Anonymous | August 17, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

"," an innuendo-filled, mistake-riddled biography "

gee , how is that different from Obama's own autobiography..you know the one he had to change on the second printing to a "memoir" because it was mistake-riddled, and innuendo filled?

Posted by: tacochips | August 17, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

McCain, like Joe Lieberman, is the east end of a fat pig going west.

Posted by: majorteddy | August 17, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

McShames, 'quip' or if you will, heart revealing comment, shows us that yes, he is a rank and file republican completely in step with his RNC cronies negative campaigning, blatant lies, blatant RACISM, just plain UNSCRUPULOUS BEHAVIOUR. Yes, the 'Real McCain' is a man without a consceince. He lost that along with any dignity or respect or 'PATRIOTISM' while supposedly imprisoned at the Hanoi Hilton, where he starred in many ANTI-AMERICAN propaganda movies....I believe WILLINGLY.

"OUT OF THE ABUNDANCE OF THE HEART THE MOUTH SPEAKS....." Yeshua..

From NBC's Mark Murray
This morning, the Democratic National Committee released a memo criticizing the McCain campaign's negative tactics of the past week. "[I]f you're looking for the right word to sum up McCain's week, try one of these: 'desperate,' 'dishonorable,' 'outright lies,' 'off the mark,' 'nasty,' 'the gutter,' 'baloney,' or 'baseless.'"

The memo adds, "McCain may be proud of his shameful campaign tactics, but the voters expect and deserve better. Polls consistently show the American people are looking for real leadership that offers big ideas for confronting the big challenges facing our country. Since voters already agree that McCain's policies are too close to President Bush's and he has failed to offer proposals that will create jobs, provide tax relief for middle class families or help Americans stay in their homes, McCain has apparently decided that embracing the same old politics is his only path to victory. All of this from a candidate who promised to run a respectful campaign as recently as June."

SO MUCH FOR THE WORD 'QUIP'

McShame meant every word he said....It was spoken as a joke from the ugliness of a CRUEL AND EVIL, MERITLESS, man's heart. He meant what he said. He's glad that this lie is inprint to decieve those who are currently decieved even moreso. He's WORSE than president BUSH.

WHERE IS THE HONOR?????

McShame is a JOINER not a MAVERICK...Over the last weeks he's proven undoubtedly that the man of 'august reputation' doesn't exist, that voting in line with George W. Bush 95% of the time is his example of 'knowing how to cross the aisle of bi-partisianship'...John McCain has shown by endorsing propaganda by being silent on this lie of a book that he is FULLY a RANK AND FILE republican hypocrite...

We must all remember that at the beginning of this campaign McCain swore, '...to run a campaign free of smears and old politics..."

Posted by: need4trth | August 17, 2008 2:40 AM | Report abuse

Republicans: No new ideas, but still the kings of slander. Never mind the failed ideas we've promoted: our opponent has a funny name! He's probably a Muslim agent! You should be scared! Boo!

Let's see, who are the most famous modern republican populizers: Rush. Coulter. O'Reilley. Sleazebag Corsi struggling up to climb (descend?) onto their pedestal. Not half an idea between them, but boy do they know how to throw insults around! They can yell and get indignant! They get all huffy and puffy! Impressive! Facts? Those can be reduced to footnotes pointing to nothing! No one reads those footnotes anyway, but if you include them you look truthy! Fools the gullible and naive. Cool trick! And easy! Like slander and gossip, except with a nice book cover and a fat check. Not like you're actually paid to lie, though, it's just a nice bonus on the side.

Charming, fair-minded people, all, though, Rush and Corsi and Coulter and company. Real role models, as well. Republican propagandists: cheap facsimiles of virtue for sale. Lots of takers, apparently.

Posted by: drossless | August 17, 2008 2:33 AM | Report abuse

No Anne, YOU"RE mistake-ridden and innuendo-filled. But because you have a PC attitude, you get to continue eating with your colleagues at the journo canteen

Posted by: Juan-Manuel | August 17, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

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I find it amazing that some of the comments made here are so-called factual. The dimwit who continues to say unequivically that Barack is muslim, as if you grew up with him and knew his life personally. Just because some writes something about you does not MEAN that it is true. Like Obama said, do you take pride in being ignorant? If so you are as much a sleazeball than Corsi. How can some of you sleep at night for all of the

Posted by: Let the truth be told! | August 16, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

You can't have read it or you would not be saying this. The book is a con comprised of what you read on this blog. The author has already recanted most of it. He is a con man but by all means give him your money

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This book is contains well documented facts about obama his radical ties and islamic past. Its kind of scary to think about voting for him. Its funny to see how dems digged this pit for themselves by selecting this guy as their nominee.. looks really stupid.

This book is a must read for all.

Posted by: Jon | August 16, 2008 10:39 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

This book is contains well documented facts about obama his radical ties and islamic past. Its kind of scary to think about voting for him. Its funny to see how dems digged this pit for themselves by selecting this guy as their nominee.. looks really stupid.

This book is a must read for all.

Posted by: Jon | August 16, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama calls McCain and his supporters racist and now whines about this book. Does the truth hurt or are they too lazy to dispute the facts. They're not too lazy to attack the author so the it must be the facts Obama has trouble dealing with. After dealing the race card Obama shouldn't expect moderates, independents, or especially McCain supporters to take him at his word.

Posted by: rpatoh | August 16, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

I have a sense of humor also, every time I think about Mccain face being eaten off by cancer It just cracks me up. I love the fact that the viet cong crushed his balls. I get hysterical when I think of his wife having a stroke at the age of 49, I guess from all that drug use. It takes a toll you know. I guess if Mccain had a stroke and I saw him drooling out of the side of his mouth I would be rolling on the floor. Wishful thinking I guess, bit it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.


Doesn't everyone just love the Obamites!! This is the kind of influence he is spreading. They will say or do anything to keep the demi-god pure. Obama thinks and acts like he's pure, but the truth: He's dirty..

Posted by: dragonfly777 | August 16, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Lol, this is the best they could do??? With a right-wing publishing house and unlimited dirty money the best they could come up with is all of the slime that's already been unearthed, and debunked, over the last 8 months?? This is nothing like the Swiftboat abomination, which brought to light a slanderous, but NEW, charge against Sen. Kerry with supporting "veterans" in American Legion hats lining up to besmirch his record. There's no there there folks. I'm glad Obama's hitting back, but really -- I thought we were going to see something new, dishonest but new at least. Lol ... I just wish somebody would do a few books on the guy who's telling us in his newest ads that "we're worse off than we were four years ago." Right -- and it is YOUR party that's screwed it up; it's YOUR tenure as a Senator and Congressman for 30 years that is more responsible for the screw ups. The guy is trying to act like Obama is the incumbent ... lol -- this is rich! No, I'm sorry, it's McCain that's rich, this is pitiful!

Posted by: straight talk my a** | August 16, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

He says what ever he wants, gets suckers to buy his book and if challenged just retracts his statements. He has done it in the past every time, He is a con man.

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I am fascinated by all the questions about whether or not Corsi can be sued for Libel. Have you read the comments on this blog?? No wonder so many people choose to remain anonymous... at least Corsi has the guts to put his name on his work!

Posted by: SpencerG | August 16, 2008 5:26 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Sure he has, On Larry King he took little responsibility for any of it. Most came from blogs just like this one. In the past anytime he is challenges he just apologizes and says he was wrong or mistaken. Like I said you don't get your money back. He is just an opportunist. He knew the book would sell and he didn't even have to do any advertising. The book is like 6th grade reading with large print so there will be more pages. The book is as big a con as those weight loss books you see on late night TV. He gets suckers to buy it. It is silly beyond belief the way it is presented. Just do as I did and read it at the book store and don't spend a dime on it. It was thrown together so fast you can read it in under two hours.

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Despite what "Anonymous" says, Corsi has *not* "publicly retracted most all of it."

And, in addition to Janet8's list of "issues" with BHO's rebuttal, the BHO campaign also deleted an entire sentence from a Corsi quote in order to make him look bad:

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/007909.html

Note:
a. The BHO campaign didn't indicate in any way that they'd edited Corsi's quote.
b. The source for the accurate quote is the New York Times.

Obama: deception you can believe in.

Posted by: 24AheadDotCom | August 16, 2008 5:50 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

In a election that is all about change it sure was nice of the Republic Party to run a nearly 100 year old man (McCain) who has the very same disasterous policies that the Bush/Cheney mis-administration does:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfngOsvmA0
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Posted by: The Big Orange Satan | August 16, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Lie all you want MSM - America KNOWS you are lying about Barrack Hussein Obama. That is why Obama nation is #1. WE DEMAND THE TRUTH! Obama WAS raised Muslim - his name HUSSEIN and his entire lpatrilineal faimily IS MUSLIM! He is pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel because he WAS MUSLIM! He just became a Christian when he met Rev. Wright 20 years ago. Prior to that HE WAS NOT CHRISTIAN! GET A CLUE! Your Messiah LIED about his past and now claims he was NEVER a Muslim even though it has been repeatedly proven that he was. WAKE UP AND DEAL WITH IT

Posted by: Boris | August 16, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Corsi is desperate because he knows that McCain will not win. He had no other alternative but to put out lies in a book about Obama hoping that people will turn away from Obama. He had to vent his frustration out some way. However, this book will backfire on him and he will look like a fool. Obama supporters will stick with him all the way to the White House and beyond the White House. Corsi book will not pull away any Obama true supporters. Obama out to sue Corsi for libel.

Posted by: lclon | August 16, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Despite what "Anonymous" says, Corsi has *not* "publicly retracted most all of it."

And, in addition to Janet8's list of "issues" with BHO's rebuttal, the BHO campaign also deleted an entire sentence from a Corsi quote in order to make him look bad:

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/007909.html

Note:
a. The BHO campaign didn't indicate in any way that they'd edited Corsi's quote.
b. The source for the accurate quote is the New York Times.

Obama: deception you can believe in.

Posted by: 24AheadDotCom | August 16, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

He has already publicly retracted most all of it. I doubt you get your money back though.

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I am fascinated by all the questions about whether or not Corsi can be sued for Libel. Have you read the comments on this blog?? No wonder so many people choose to remain anonymous... at least Corsi has the guts to put his name on his work!

Posted by: SpencerG | August 16, 2008 5:26 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I am fascinated by all the questions about whether or not Corsi can be sued for Libel. Have you read the comments on this blog?? No wonder so many people choose to remain anonymous... at least Corsi has the guts to put his name on his work!

Posted by: SpencerG | August 16, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Corsi's book is true enough. I would compare it favorably to any of the works of Michael Moore, for example.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I read the Obama campaign's rebuttal to Corsi's book. It is a 41 page rebuttal. It's very interesting.

I've done a lot of my own research on Obama (as I do for all candidates running for Office).

Here are some of the rebuttals inconstencies: (The following are the rebuttal page numbers)

Rebuttal Page 18 - "Alice Palmer pulled the plug."

This relates to his first run for the State Senate. Alice Palmer lost her bid for a higher office, so she asked Obama to step aside (she at first wanted Obama to run for her state senate seat).
He balked. She did not pull the plug on herself. In fact, she went out and got signatures on a petition to place herself on the ballot against Obama. Obama and his "staff" contested the names on the petitions of her and all the other candidates on the ballot. Obama sued in Federal Court, the uninformed judge didn't understand the complexities of the Illinois election regs and ruled in favor of Obama. Palmer and the other candidates didn't have time to appeal before the primary, so Obama ran unopposed. That election created a rift between prominent senior Black Caucus members and Obama that lasted through-out his time in the state senate. That's the whole story. Corsi's entry in the book is taken straight from the Chicago Tribune article "Barack Obama: Showing His Bare Knuckles." Some of Obama's rebuttal is excerpts from the same article, but he conveniently leaves out the above. Obama is THE ONE taking the article out of context. (Google the Chicago Tribune 4/3/07 article, read it yourself)

Rebuttal Page 21 - Obama downplays the mansion and land deal with Rezko. Obama says he only bought a "strip of land," saying he didn't know that the lot was in Rezko's wife Rita's name. Also saying that Rezko had to put a fence around the property to abide by Chicago code. This is what is NOT said:

Excerpt from Chicago Tribune article dated ll/01/06:

"...He (Obama) said he discussed the house with Rezko but isn't sure how Rezko began pursuing the adjacent lot. BUT OBAMA RAISED THE POSSIBILITY THAT HE (OBAMA) WAS THE FIRST TO BRING THE LOT TO REZKO'S ATTENTION.....Rezko's wife Rita bought the adjoining lot the same day, paying full $625,000 asking price--secured with the help of a $500,000 mortgage.....The Obamas wanted a fence between the parcels. They hired an attorney and architects within a month of their purchase ....Michelle Obama had served on the commission (Landmarks)...and contacted the (commission) staff about the fence...Architect Wil Taubert said in an interview that he dealt only with the Obamas..."I knew somebody owned the corner but I never asked who it was,"Taubert said....Though the Obamas laid the groundwork, Rezko agreed to build and pay for the $14,000 fence...Obama said he (Obama) funded the architectural and legal work..."My (Obama) suspicion is that it would probably be a couple of thousand dollars. On the architectural side it might be more,"he said,"I think legal fees were a couple thousand."....Obama said he pays his landscaper to mow Rezko's 7500 square foot yard. A person can't enter the Rezko lot from the street--but Obama's groundskeeper gets in through the gate that opens from OBAMA'S LOT..."Right now my landscaper who comes and does all my work, I have asked him to go ahead and MOW THE LAWN ON THE OTHER SIDE," Obama said.

Excerpts, Chicago Sun-Times 3/15/08

"...(Obama)But I did bring to his(Rezko) attention, we are looking at this house. We are interested in it. I'd love for us to give(get) your opinion on it....So Tony then arranged with me and Miriam Zeltzerman to take a look at the house because I wanted to get a basic assessment...So my(Obama) response was, and I'll be honest with you, my basic view at that time was having somebody who I knew, a friend of mine, who would be developing the lot if he could, would be great. It would be somebody who we know."

Excerpt, Chicago Tribune, 12/24/06: "And I(Obama) will also acknowledge that from his(Rezko) perspective, he no doubt believed that, by buying the piece of property next to me, that he would, if not be doing me a favor, that it would help strengthen our relationship."

George Stephanopoulos, This Week, 5/13/07:

Stephanopoulos said, "This exact same day several months later you(Obama) bought part of the plot back from him(Rezko). All at that time it was known that he (Rezko) was being investigated for corruption and kickbacks. What were you thinking?" Obama said, "Well, obviously I wasn't thinking enough. You know, I'm very proud of my ethics record."

The above are just some of the things I uncovered in Obama's rebuttal. There are others that I will post later, since I want you to fully digest just this aspect of Obama's rebuttal and the whole story which appeared in the Chicago Tribune in 2006 and also Chicago Sun-Times. Obama's rebuttal let's you believe there was nothing to it but "only buying a strip of land."

But: Obama (only a next door neighbor) pays for the legal fees, architect fees, mowing and access to Rezko's lot is only through a gate on Obama's property? And Obama says that he may have "possibly" been the first to bring the lot to Rezko's attention.

Also, in the Sun-Times, Obama says Rezko is a FRIEND of his, then in the Tribune he says Rezko probably thought it would strengthen their relationship. Rezko is is real estate developer with million dollar projects. Rezko has been a friend of Obama's for years and Obama's major campaign fundraiser. Rezko has to buy the lot to strengthen their relationship?

Another aspect, Rezko's wife received a $500,000 mortgage, but her annual salary was $37,000.

Please read Obama's Rebuttal and Google the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times articles. Compare for yourself.

There's a lot more for me to rebut and post later.

Posted by: Janet8 | August 16, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

If there's one thing that Republicans know it's a liar- and they have the full measure of Sen. McCain.

They know that he'll raise taxes the first chance he gets - and to fund wars, not infrastructure or health care or education and future competitiveness.

They know he's all about amnesty so he can keep his power base in the southwest.

That's one of the reasons why he got outraised $51-27m by a DEM, a DEM! And that's why he's going down in November.

The conservatives don't trust him and don't like him. If they know anything, it's a liar.

Posted by: Corruption Anon | August 16, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I still believe there's at least a 50/50 chance that the Republican Party dumps McCain before this fall and replaces him with a better candidate.
As a Democrat, I hope they don't do it because the Dems couldn't ask for a worse candidate than Grampy McBush is to run against.


John McBush - He's Not Old, He's Ancient!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG_RV6EQFSg

Posted by: Johnny Rotten | August 16, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Here's what we know about Jerome Corsi's hit job on Barack Obama:


1) Nobody's actually reading it. This includes the nutty right-wing hosts who are parroting the crap contained in The Obama Nation, because they were faxed pre-approved talking points by the author and his publisher, former Cheney aide Mary Matalin so they wouldn't have to turn a single page and get ink smudges on their fat, freshly-manicured fingers. The vast majority of copies will sit gathering dust and eventually become a mainstay at yard sales for a nickel each (which can be haggled down to a penny).


2) The book's "#1" rank on the New York Times bestseller list isn't a sign of its popularity. The sales figures represent a handful of giant bulk orders from conservative hack-tanks and book clubs. If these orders were removed, the book would be listed somewhere between Self-Mutilation for Dummies and 5 Minute Toe Jam Recipes.


3) It won’t have much effect. Since the swiftboat episode, Corsi has been exposed as a detestable fraud. (9/11 conspiracy theories, anyone?) Plus the Obama campaign was ready with a 40-page rebuttal, Media Matters is wading through the slime and pushing back, Robert Greenwald's Fox Attacks videos are having an impact, John Kerry teamed up with FightTheSmears.com to launch TruthFightsBack.com, respected columnists like Eugene Robinson are mincing no words, and even the traditional media seems to be going out of its way to say that the book "repeats many long-discredited falsehoods about the Illinois senator, including the claim that he is Muslim."


4) Actually, the above three points are all I had. This one is just a personal note to Mr. Corsi: Don’t feel bad---lots of guys have very small penises. Besides, I think "Captain Inchworm" is just the cutest nickname. (Thanks for the anonymous tip, Mrs. Corsi!)

Todays $64,000 dollar question.
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McCain: Senile or Dumber than a Bag of Rocks?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c

Posted by: JE | August 16, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

"Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason?" Matthew 19:3

"what God has joined together, man must never separate." Matthew 19:6

So, by a common interpretation of the Bible, John McCain is the adulterer who is not a Christian.

You see, the problem with the Republican inspired superficial religiosity in this country is that it leads to ignorance and arrogance.

Don't judge anybody else.

Posted by: JR, Boston | August 16, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Kathy,

You need a Bible lesson (Matthew 19:26) and a lesson in humility.

"with God all things are possible."

Yes, even an atheist going to Heaven.

Posted by: JR, Boston | August 16, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

One method which had been used successfully by the KGB for their clandestine purposes was the use of threats of exposing embarrassing behavior, particularly any illicit sexual behavior.

Another example, if a subject, in this case a POW, became involved in a homosexual situation and his captors found out about it, his captors would most certainly make a record of the homosexual behavior. Later an interrogator would use that record as blackmail to extort intelligence information from anyone involved.

Thus, an otherwise defiant prisoner could be blackmailed into becoming an unwilling collaborator and agent of his captors. After the first collaboration it is a process of threatening to expose the prisoner to his peers or family back home unless the prisoner further "cooperates" by giving even more information.

Posted by: Dr Fernando Barral | August 16, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama can say he is a Christian, and he may subscribe to some Christian principles and attend a nominally Christian church. But Obama IS NOT a Christian, because his belief is contrary to its core doctrine. Obama says he believes that his late mother, who he says was an atheist, is in God's heaven because she was kind and good. She repudiated God (as an atheist) and God's son, the only acceptable source for forgiveness of sin. The Old Testament, a prelude to Christianity, says that OUR righteousness (such as her kindness and goodness) is as filthy rags to God who is infintely holy. The New Testament teaches that we are all sinners, that Jesus Christ, God's sinless incarnate Son, died to pay the required/just penalty for our sin, and that "there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved." "Jesus said, 'I am the way, the truth and the life - NO ONE comes to the Father but by me". Not even Obama's mother.

Posted by: Kathy | August 16, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

"Would you be more likely or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?"

Posted by: Year2000 glitch | August 16, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Dear Anonymous:

Re: Republicans

I agree with most, not all of what you said, but you'd better take a good look at the way democrats have been voting too.

Both parties have voted against public interest. Regularly.

If we are going to make America better, we have to do it Politician by Politician.

Check out: http://thepoliticalstray.com

the web page for independents.

Posted by: Cat | August 16, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Declan Patrick MacManus | August 16, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

If you like polls, a poll yesterday shows that service men support Obama 6 to 1 over Mccain. So much for his being a vet having any value. They see through this phony quicker the anyone.

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McCain and his people would say or do anything to win the WhiteHouse. This includes the Rove (currently in contempt of Congress) and the cronies who flock to the corruptive practices of the Bush-Cheney dynasty.

Let the faceless Soldiers, Marines and Airmen who died in the war in Iraq that did have to be haunt these two for the rest of their collective days.

Posted by: LTC US Army | August 16, 2008 1:03 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

McCain and his people would say or do anything to win the WhiteHouse. This includes the Rove (currently in contempt of Congress) and the cronies who flock to the corruptive practices of the Bush-Cheney dynasty.

Let the faceless Soldiers, Marines and Airmen who died in the war in Iraq that did have to be haunt these two for the rest of their collective days.

Posted by: LTC US Army | August 16, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Not that I actually are going to buy and read the book. This blog is probably the extent of your political knowledge. You may want to check some of these books for some interesting summer reading.

McCain: The Myth of a Maverick
The Real McCain
Free Ride: John McCain and the Media
You can find them all at Amazon

Maybe these authors should hit the talk show circuit and let the public hear some truth for a change.


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Only puffed up Obummer and his loony lefty supporters would expect John McCain to denounce a book that portrays the big O in a negative light.

Next they'll expect McCain to campaign for them!

Posted by: royalsan1 | August 16, 2008 12:31 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

What idiotic nation! It fears everything that is not christian. Filthy christian crap. So, Jesus Christ told these idiots to go and kill a million muslims in Iraq. Mo** Fuc**rs

Posted by: Chinky | August 16, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Only puffed up Obummer and his loony lefty supporters would expect John McCain to denounce a book that portrays the big O in a negative light.

Next they'll expect McCain to campaign for them!

Posted by: royalsan1 | August 16, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh oh...We've got a candidate, Oblama lama
lama lama lama ding dong
he's anathema to me, Oblama lama
lama lama lama ding dong
I'll never vote for him, cause he's so naive

Oh oh... we've got a candidate, Oblama lama
lama lama lama ding dong
he's a joke to me, Oblama lama
lama lama lama ding dong
He's a legend in his own mind, but not in mine

He lacks the experience to
run our country.. let Europe have him
He's so far left he can't see what's right, and
He whines -- yes whines -- all of the time

Oh oh... we've got a candidate, Oblama lama
lama lama lama ding dong
Talks a good game, but see Oblama lama lama
lama lama lama ding dong
gives no details, just change & hope on cloud nine

Oh oh... we've got a candidate,Uh Oblama lama
lama lama lama ding dong
Wright & Ayres & Tony Rezko Oblama lama
lama lama lama ding dong
He & Michelle are finally proud... Oblama lama
lama lama lama ding dong
Cause they've pulled the wool over your eyes... not mine

Uh oh... Oh no
not Oblama lama Ding Dong
He's got to go
back to Chicago

Posted by: royalsan1 | August 16, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama 2008 posts: "Notice how the book isn't balanced?"

I love how liberals whine about conservative outlets not being 'balanced'. Somehow, the fact that the mainstream media is so over-balanced to the left they're starting to tip over (decline in viewership, subscriptions, etc.) is totally okay with them.

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

Posted by: royalsan1 | August 16, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

By the way, if you choose to believe what the author writes you may want to check out
The Late, Great U.S.A. &
Atomic Iran
Two other books by Corsi that would make you never vote for any Republican. He tears them apart.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

See how easy it is to do. You are doing the same thing Corsi does in his book. Make references to selected blogs with no personal research to whether anything you reference has any truth. You might as well reference this blog and just point to every crack pot comment and say "See it is in writing it must be true." The book is aimed at fools like you.

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If you compare the book to Corsi's first book, it must be pretty good. The swift boaters were right!

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58741
Kerry takes up $1 million offer to disprove swiftboat vets
Senator says he's prepared to present evidence to Texas oilman in person
Posted: November 16, 2007

http://jewishworldreview.com:80/cols/tyrrell112307.php3
Crybaby Kerry
By Bob Tyrrell

http://jewishworldreview.com:80/cols/tyrrell010308.php3
Adieu, crybaby Kerry clock
By Bob Tyrrell

Rumor has it that Obama is considering Kerry for his VP. I sure hope so.
Posted by: John K | August 16, 2008 11:56 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

If you compare the book to Corsi's first book, it must be pretty good. The swift boaters were right!

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58741
Kerry takes up $1 million offer to disprove swiftboat vets
Senator says he's prepared to present evidence to Texas oilman in person
Posted: November 16, 2007

http://jewishworldreview.com:80/cols/tyrrell112307.php3
Crybaby Kerry
By Bob Tyrrell

http://jewishworldreview.com:80/cols/tyrrell010308.php3
Adieu, crybaby Kerry clock
By Bob Tyrrell

Rumor has it that Obama is considering Kerry for his VP. I sure hope so.

Posted by: John K | August 16, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I have to add because I read the book, it will not change anyones mind that is not already made up. The way it is written you might as well be listening to someone trying to make a case for Big Foot. It sounds like the ranting of numerous crack pots with an agenda. No one is being fooled by this book it is not well done. Just a con to separate suckers from their money.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Need a break from the Republican Attack Machine?

Inside the Actors Studio- Kevin Spacey does selections from his catalogue of impressive impressions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8JmN_-oudY

Obama '08

Posted by: Yei Raven | August 16, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

I read the book, standing at the book store. It is written to a very low level and can be read in just over an hour for a good reader. There is nothing new or researched in the book at all. Everything in the book you have read right here and much of the quotes he attributes to blogs and takes no responsibility for. He like you use phrases like, "It has long been believed" and "Many say" or "Many believe". " Many question" all the kinds of things that does not require any personable responsibility to what he has written. He could himself dismiss the whole book by just saying "Well that is what I have heard, if it is not true then so be it".

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Two Questions:

Q: Why has the main stream media spent more time in a week vetting Corsi and his book than they have vetting Obama in the last two years?

Q: Of all you people commenting here regarding the "innuendos and lies" in Corsi's book how many of you actually read the book and are not relying on extremely partisan sites like Media Matters and the sites that parrot them?

My guess is 99% of you naysayers haven't read the book so your simply parroting what someone else has told you.

So you're attacking someone based on hearsay (lies and innuendos) which is essentially what you accuse Corsi of doing.

Irony?
Posted by: USCitizen | August 16, 2008 11:22 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

McCain is like a Grumpy Elephant with no vision and a flip flopping memory! There is a reason this Elephant is silent on Jerome Corsi. His trainers are Rove & Schmidt at the circus! We know what to expect at McCain's convention a Grumpy Elephant entwining his trunk with 2 Rogue elephants in Bush/Cheney with two cheering trainers in Rove & Schmidt who are trying to sell the American People a 3 rd George Bush Term.

Posted by: RFK | August 16, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I'm going to take notes from so many questions here.....

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

He never gets sued because he retracts everything as soon as he is challenged. He has already done it on Larry King. You just look at his past, he apologizes, retracts, says he was mistaken and so on. The object is to spread as many lies as he can and hope some stick. The whole basis is, the public is not very smart and will tend to believe what they want to hear. On Larry King the other night he practically retracted the whole book when he was challenged point by point. He never defended anything in it. He would just say things like "Well if that is not correct then I will have to recheck my source".
I just read his book on Kerry I got at a yard sale. You could read it in about two hours. It was huge print so it would be as many pages as posable and required a reading level of maybe 6th grade to read it. I am not even so sure he is some kind of Mccain operative after listening to him as much as he is just an opportunist who figures he could make a few bucks. It is a book that any one of us could have written with no more research then to read this blog for a few days and refer to it as our source. Much of what is in there came from blogs just like this, not research.

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Full of lies?? Where's the libel lawsuit....?
I mean c'mon, these are all lies then Corsi should be held responsible...Why do I have the feeling Old Barry won't refute anything, only whine and shriek names at people or have his MSM buddies and groupies do it for him.....

Posted by: Tony W | August 16, 2008 9:44 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Two Questions:

Q: Why has the main stream media spent more time in a week vetting Corsi and his book than they have vetting Obama in the last two years?

Q: Of all you people commenting here regarding the "innuendos and lies" in Corsi's book how many of you actually read the book and are not relying on extremely partisan sites like Media Matters and the sites that parrot them?

My guess is 99% of you naysayers haven't read the book so your simply parroting what someone else has told you.

So you're attacking someone based on hearsay (lies and innuendos) which is essentially what you accuse Corsi of doing.

Irony?

Posted by: USCitizen | August 16, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Obama2008
I think it is very good for people to critique our sources of news, especially Fox.
____________________________________________________________________________________________

As a typical hypocritical cult member you have a very deluded view of the MSM. MSNBC is one long Obama commercial as is CNN. It's pretty sad that FOX was more fair and balanced with HRC than MSNBC and CNN. That's why I am not a Democrat anymore after being one for 34 years. I don't need the MSM or the DNC, the party that is trying to divide the country over race, telling me who to vote for. If you did not see this then you are either blind or extremely clueless.

Posted by: Jack Straw | August 16, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Mccain myth, The real Mccain the phony solider.

Mccain has never lead men in combat or anywhere else for that mater. He was once the in charge of a training base in Florida a job his father got him. He graduated 894 out of 899 from the school that would have taught him to lead men if he had paid any attention. He spent most of his military career drunk attested to by those who served with him. Few trusted him or felt they could depend on them something he proved when as a POW he made over 30 propaganda films for the enemy. Mccain was in not so many words, a traitor to his country and comrades. In the same camp Mccain two fellow POW's were set to be prosecuted to only one incident and could have been executed for what John Mccain himself did willingly over 30 times. Mccains whole military has been so tampered with that no one knows the truth anymore not even Mccain who has been repeating the same lies for so many years he believes them. You have to listen to the men he served with who will tell you the man is nothing but a coward. They didn't trust him then and they don't trust him now. I love it when he gets called out on things like his medals. He just says "You have your facts and I have mine". That is what he said to me when I challenged him before I was asked to leave what was a public meeting in 2000. Back then I just felt he was just a liar and a fool, but today I believe he is a psychotic half crazed mad man.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Many of these comments blame Bush for everything. Bush didn't have anything to do with the book. The author is Jerome Corsi. I am proud of President Bush. He has taken every media bashing since his first day in office with great honor and courage. People have listened to the left wing media for so long and actually believe them while the left wing media is destroying this country. I cannot figure out how people can be so naive. The left wing media has even blamed Bush for the Russians going into Georgia. That would be the same thing as Bush getting a military crew together and going into California and start shooting. It is so absurd, I just can't understand how people are so easily misled. The book, "Obama Nation" is written to show the reader that there are so many questions about Obama and the left wing media just ignores them just like they have John Edwards for over a year. They knew about Edwards, but refused to mention it. The left has done everything within their power to cause America to lose the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. If the left told the public the truth then everyone would know that we are winning the war. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that the weapons of mass destruction were smuggled into Syria or Iran. I just read an article that Iraq was finally able to get rid of pounds and pounds of yellow cake. Maybe Bush has been quiet about weapons of mass destruction to protect our troops and the Iraqi people from getting blown up. Ever think about that? So many of these comments are just filled with hate rather than seeking the truth. My big question is why did it take Obama 20 years to figure out Jeremiah Wright preached DAMN America? Our enemies preach DAMN America to their children too. Do you not care? Do you want to die? Jeremiah Wright is black. He is not white. He has become extremely wealthy off blacks by preaching hate against the white man. How can you even blame Bush for one word Wright says? That's crazy. The left wants to keep you on welfare and government programs. By doing that, the left has control of you. Maybe you like being controlled. While Wright lives in his million dollar house with a ten million dollar budget to spend anyway he likes you are still dependent on the government. Wonder why Wright isn't controlled by the government? Wright uses his audience to ensure his wealth and for some reason people can't see that. The best you can do is blame Bush, blame Bush, blame Bush. The book Jerome Corsi wrote is full of questions about Obama that Obama won't answer and the left wing media won't either. Why doesn't the left wing media ask these same questions? Is it because they know Hillary Clinton is going to get the nomination at the democrat convention? Is it because the media is getting all that money to run ads that Obama supporters paid out? Those ads aren't free. Obama's European trip with all the left media reporters was very expensive. Obama supporters paid to have Obama's plane repainted without an American flag to have his own personal logo instead. To not have an American flag on your plane and go over to Europe is like saying blacks aren't allowed to live in America. America has flown her flag for everybody. If you hate America so much, why do you continue to live here? It just doesn't make any sense to me. It wasn't that long ago when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Well Missouri had a hurricane that was just as bad this year. Why didn't the left wing media report the hurricane in Missouri like they did Katrina? People lost their homes and buildings were destroyed just like they did in New Orleans. There aren't many people that can tell you what the name of that hurricane is. Why don't people ask questions? Why have people just believed what the left wing media tells them year after year? It just goes on and on and nobody asks questions. Well I'm glad that Corsi wrote his book about Obama. It sure has raised a lot of questions that we the people should demand answers too before we put that person in the office of the President of the United States. I sure would like to see a black man in that position, but until questions are answered, I will not vote for Obama because I don't want somebody to be in office that will sell us down the road to our enemies for their own gain like Jeremiah Wright has. I'm sorry, I can't do that.

Posted by: debbie | August 16, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 10:55 AM | Report abuse

As a Christian, I believe in looking after the less fortunate, especially after these past two terms. Obama is more likely to do that, and therefore he is the choice this time around (speaking for myself). I trust him to know of world affairs, to be knowledgable and informed, making well thought decisions. An imperfect Christian such as he, is raising intelligent and well grounded daughters (means he has quite a foundation in his home), his choice of a wife speaks volumes (represents my ideal type of woman), runs an outstanding campaign and introduced to the nation a new way of fundraising, and I expect him (with his knowledge and capabilities) to help move this country forward in a variety of aspects, and for more of its citizens.

Obama For President, Beginning '09

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

It's obvious to me, from reading these posts, that virtually all of the posters, right and left, are missing the larger picture due to a (deliberately planned)lack of knowledge of American and world history. What we are seeing, nationwide and worldwide, is the destruction of nationalism and free societies that has been planned by communist one-worlders for hundreds of years, and brought to fruition in America due to treason on the part of its leaders ever since the 1800s. Barack Obama and John McCain are both corrupted products of this deliberate destruction of American society, and neither would actually honor his oath to defend the Constitution.
The primary difference between them is that Obama is an unabashed socialist who obviously believes in the Marxist doctrine. McCain actually thinks that he is a defender of the Constitution, but he is obviously unfamiliar with many of its most important points. It's better to have a President who at least thinks he is a good American; Obama obviously is not and will never be a good American.

Look at the history of the United States since Communist influence began to rot us from the inside through every means possible. Read "None Dare Call It Treason" or "The Hope of the Wicked" to get the true picture of our times.

At this point in time our land is no longer the Republic of the United States of America. We are living in an illusion, the ideal allegory to which is the movie "The Matrix". We are no longer governed in truth by the basic law of the land.

The Constitution is everything. Without it, all laws are meaningless and the road to tyranny. If you study history, familiarize yourself with the founding documents of this country, and insist that your representatives and the rest of government honor them by placing Constitutional principles first, we might have a chance of staving off the coming global slave state that is planned for us all.

Start thinking and acting now while there's still time. Get educated and start thinking above your bellies. And study the Bible - it's the founding document that, above all others, tells you the truth you need to know to survive this world and make it a better place while you're here.

Neither presidential candidate is very desireable, but you can be sure that McCain would be a better pick than an obvious communist. God bless and good luck!

Posted by: Frederick the Just | August 16, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

I think it is very good for people to critique our sources of news, especially Fox. However, here is a debate I located even on Fox's site, between this here author and and a self-identified liberal. Catch this piece: My simple message is, and not because I support Obama, beware of these types of authors. It works both ways, vice versa. We have to weed out facts from nonsense, and not let people use certain information to mislead you. These people will prey and manipulate you with the very brain that you have. We have to be strong and not let them play us like puppets, regardless of who the book is written about.

Check out this snippet, located even on Fox (which I pretty much ignore):

"ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST: COLMES: Welcome to "Hannity & Colmes". I'm Alan Colmes getting right to our "Top Story" tonight.

Two weeks ago we brought you the exclusive first interview with Dr. Jerome Corsi about his new book, "The Obama Nation." Since then it's shot to number one on the best seller's list.

Dr. Corsi joins us once again with some other explosive details from his book. And as you know, liberals like me read your books and get very upset and feel that it's very one sided.

Why do you do this? Are you after Obama because you think he's a dangerous radical and is bad for America? Is that the premise?

DR. JEROME CORSI, "THE OBAMA NATION" AUTHOR: Yes, Alan. I think the premise is right in the subtitle of the book, it's "Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality." I feel Americans know very little about Obama. Four years ago he was a state senator in the legislature in Illinois, and he has not been fully vetted, and I went through 360 pages."

This man is writing based on HIS THOUGHTS, against Obama, and is writing to persuade his readers (save those who buy his every word), into thinking the same way. Even if you aren't in Obama's corner, surely we must stand back and critique both the author and the author's purpose.

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Tony, a libel suit, even if everything in the book is slanderous, is likely de facto barred by the inability to prove malice. Corsi's stated intent (e.g., preventing Obama from being elected president) does not rise to the level of intentional harm that would support a libel suit by a public figure. So just because Obama can't sue doesn't mean it's not a lie.

Posted by: crt12 | August 16, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Tony, this may be interpreted as offensive, but I am sincerely not trying to offend you. This is a conversation. I fear that you fit into the category of the reader that I am talking about.

It is not an educational book. That book is not likely to be written as though before being presented on the History Channel, or on an Encyclopedia kind of INFORMATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL style. Because of that, I think it is important to be aware that the author (obviously in this here book) is attempting to persuade you one way or another if you're not careful. I do not consider that an informational/educational credible source to read. That is a very biased book and it was not written solely for educational purposes. You would not expect your children to go to school, and open up to a book's chapter titled, "Obama Nation" solely with those talking points. That is not educational in my book.

Notice how the book isn't balanced? Notice the adjectives? You gave a list, but do you not notice, in all of its entirety, the list of talking points? I personally think that it is written to provoke fear. I challenge the author, not because of my support for Obama, but in support of my intelligence to do so when I feel there are red flags. I think that is an insult to me, the perception that I wouldn't pick up on that. I don't go for it. I would beware of books written vice versa.

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Full of lies?? Where's the libel lawsuit....?
I mean c'mon, these are all lies then Corsi should be held responsible...Why do I have the feeling Old Barry won't refute anything, only whine and shriek names at people or have his MSM buddies and groupies do it for him.....

Posted by: Tony W | August 16, 2008 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Barnes and Noble say's.....
In this thoroughly researched and documented book, the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry explains why the extreme leftism of an Obama presidency would leave the United States weakened, diminished and divided, why Obama must be defeated—and how he can be.

THE OBAMA NATION

Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality

Barack Obama stepped onto the national political stage when the then-Illinois State senator addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Soon after Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, author Jerome Corsi began researching Obama’s personal and political background.

Scrupulously sourced with more than 600 footnotes, THE OBAMA NATION is the result of that research. By tracing Obama’s career and influences from his early years in Hawaii and Indonesia, the beginnings of his political career in Chicago, his voting record in the Illinois legislature, his religious training and his adoption of Christianity through to his recent involvement in Kenyan politics, his political advisors and fundraising associates and his meteoric campaign for president, Jerome Corsi shows that an Obama presidency would, in his words, be “a repeat of the failed extremist politics that have characterized and plagued Democratic Party politics since the late 1960s.”

In this stunning and comprehensive new book, the reader will learn about:

• Obama’s extensive connections with Islam and radical politics, from his father and step-father’s Islamic backgrounds, to his Communist and socialist mentors in Hawaii and Chicago, to his long-term and close associations withformer Weather Underground heroes William Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn—associations much closer than heretofore revealed by the press

• Barack and Michelle’s 20-year-long religious affiliation with the black-liberation theology of former Trinity United Church of Christ Reverend Jeremiah Wright, whose sermons have always been steeped in a rage first expressed by Franz Fanon , Stokely Carmichael and Malcolm X, a rage that Corsi shows has deep meaning for Obama

• Obama’s continuing connections with Kenya, the homeland of his father, through his support for the candidacy of Raila Odinga, the radical socialist presidential contender who came to power amid Islamist violence and church burnings

• Obama’s involvement in the slum-landlord empire of the Chicago political fixer Tony Rezko, who helped to bankroll Obama’s initial campaigns and to purchase of Barack and Michelle’s dream-home property.

• the background and techniques of the Obama campaign’s cult of personality, including the derivation of the words “hope” and change”

• Obama’s far-left domestic policy, his controversial votes on abortion, his history of opposition to the Second Amendment, his determination to raise capital-gains taxes, his impractical plan to achieve universal health care, and his radical plan to tax Americans to fund a global-poverty-reduction program

• Obama’s naïve, anti-war, anti-nuclear foreign-policy, predicated on the reduction of the military, the eradication of nuclear weapons and an overconfidence in the power of his personality, as if belief in change alone could somehow transform international politics, achieve nuclear-weapons disarmament and withdrawal from Iraq without adverse consequences, for us, for the Iraqis or for Israel.

Meticulously researched and documented, THE OBAMA NATION is the definitive source for information on why and how Barack Obama must be defeated—not by invective and general attacks, but by detailed arguments that are well-researched and fact-based.

Posted by: Tony W | August 16, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

I see that Ms. Kornblut got her opinion right up front in the supposedly objective news report. I wasn't looking for a book review; I was looking for an objective news story. I would bet that she probably hasn't read the book but is buying into the Obama PR campaign against it.

"...'Obama Nation,' an innuendo-filled, mistake-riddled biography written by Jerome R. Corsi."

Posted by: Bill | August 16, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

*abomination*

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 9:32 AM | Report abuse

I only worry about certain people who do not know or think to analyze what is presented to them, to weed out substance from nonsense. It is important that people think about the obvious title, and about what kind of content the book would contain. It is important to think about the purpose for writing it; is it simply for persuasion for the author's agenda to detract likely supporters away from him by coming across as a credible source because he wrote a book? Do you think the book will be educational and informative?

The title is clever: "Obama Nation"
A simple read of that title, and one instantly thinks, "obomination." Surely I gather that this author has resentment for Obama, and therefore I personally would automatically expect to read complete bull crap. I am sure that the author will write lies in a way that makes him seem a credible source, but I worry about some readers who are quick to accept EVERYTHING presented to them. I think that if people are going to read the book (I'm not saying DON'T), they should AT LEAST be prepared for nonsense content; that'd be a great exercise to begin to recognize these types of things.

I am not surprised.

Posted by: Obama2008 | August 16, 2008 9:31 AM | Report abuse

You can't say anything about obama without being called a racist or a bigot. and wait until obama loses the race their will riots in the streets becuase that is all they know how to do when they do not get their way. Obama will destroy this nation. He will make us weak. The two wars that we are in were neccesary to keep us safe.

Posted by: eric | August 16, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

This election boils down to whether the people of this country are ready to live in the 21st Century or continue to bring the mindless hatreds of the 1600's along to this century. Race is powerful because in tis country we have made it so.

Posted by: deb | August 16, 2008 9:10 AM | Report abuse

It is simple to me. The conservatives have had 8 years in charge and we have a laundry list of problems that we didin't enter the decade with. 2 wars that have eroded our standing and actually have mades us weaker. The weaknesses are we are fighting on 2 fronts and our economy is in reccession or near it. Our dollar is weak and we have a huge deficits. I don't know how we can support a continuation of these policies.

Posted by: Moderate | August 16, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

McCain is just another senile Republican sleaze who will say and do anything in his desperate effort to win. He will go down in flames along with his lying Repubilcan cronies in the Senate. Can't wait.

Posted by: bobt | August 16, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Michael Phelps wins record-tying seventh Olympic gold!!!!

http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/olympics/articles/2008/08/16/golden_touch/

Obama '08

Posted by: John Jr. | August 16, 2008 9:00 AM | Report abuse

For all the Bush-haters who believed the delusions that Saddam Hussein posed little or no danger and that he was not pursuing nuclear WMD ...

Posted by: gschong | August 16, 2008 4:40 AM
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Ahem:

"A: No. Uranium recently shipped from Iraq to Canada was left over from Saddam Hussein's defunct nuclear weapons program and had been in sealed containers, under guard, since the end of the first Gulf War in 1991. Claims that this material is "vindication" for President Bush's WMD claims in 2003 are completely false. "

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/was_it_recently_revealed_that_the_us.html


Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Coming in mid August, this book looks like a premature Hail Mary.

But maybe there is something else coming in October. Another war maybe.

Posted by: 2mature2bhornswoggled | August 16, 2008 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Did Barry think the campaign was going to be like summer camp? What a little child. All he can do is cry and whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine. Those are qualities all Americans want in the POTUS.

Posted by: Jack Straw | August 16, 2008 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Anne E. [S]Kornblut writes a controversial and a mistake-riddled piece as a part of the Oba-mobile to attack Corsi, probably stupidly thinking we cannot see her bias.

Typical of a democrat, she practices the very accusation she attempts to label others with. A democrat lies and then accuses the opposition of lying. You can be sure that any attack a democrat voices against its opposition, is the very atrocity the democratic is perpetrating. The accusing attack is used to act as a smoke screen to their own vile and venom filled bias.

Posted by: ivanvivian | August 16, 2008 6:51 AM | Report abuse

" mistake-riddled"? Like the misinformation got in the book by accident?

They are are called "lies," and I wish the Washington Post writers weren't so afraid to use that word.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 5:35 AM | Report abuse

This maggot Corsi called Pope John Paul the second "an Old senile pedophile"! Corsi is a disgrace to America!

Posted by: Gordon | August 16, 2008 5:25 AM | Report abuse

Why doesn't Anne Kornblut just quit and join the Obamanable campaign? In this piece she shamelessly rushes to his defense. Has she really read Corsi's book, or just gotten the talking points about it and instructed to call it "innuendo filled" and "mistake ridden". Hey, what she's written is almost exactly the same as I heard on NPR the other day. NPR and the Washington bleep ought to just donate the time of their people to the Obamanable campaign. . . but that would go against election finance rules. They could not accept such a valuable donation-in-kind - would exceed the maximum donation amount by many fold.

Posted by: Dr. Fong | August 16, 2008 5:04 AM | Report abuse

For all the Bush-haters who believed the delusions that Saddam Hussein posed little or no danger and that he was not pursuing nuclear WMD ...


Associated Press Exclusive:

US Removes Uranium From Iraq

Date: July 6, 2008

By BRIAN MURPHY

(AP) In a Monday June 9, 2003 file photo, UN inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency...
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The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program - a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium - reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

The removal of 550 metric tons of "yellowcake" - the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment - was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions.

What's now left is the final and complicated push to clean up the remaining radioactive debris at the former Tuwaitha nuclear complex about 12 miles south of Baghdad - using teams that include Iraqi experts recently trained in the Chernobyl fallout zone in Ukraine.

"Everyone is very happy to have this safely out of Iraq," said a senior U.S. official who outlined the nearly three-month operation to The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject.

While yellowcake alone is not considered potent enough for a so-called "dirty bomb" - a conventional explosive that disperses radioactive material - it could stir widespread panic if incorporated in a blast. Yellowcake also can be enriched for use in reactors and, at higher levels, nuclear weapons using sophisticated equipment.

The Iraqi government sold the yellowcake to a Canadian uranium producer, Cameco Corp. (CCJ), in a transaction the official described as worth "tens of millions of dollars." A Cameco spokesman, Lyle Krahn, declined to discuss the price, but said the yellowcake will be processed at facilities in Ontario for use in energy-producing reactors.

"We are pleased ... that we have taken (the yellowcake) from a volatile region into a stable area to produce clean electricity," he said.

The deal culminated more than a year of intense diplomatic and military initiatives - kept hushed in fear of ambushes or attacks once the convoys were under way: first carrying 3,500 barrels by road to Baghdad, then on 37 military flights to the Indian Ocean atoll of Diego Garcia and finally aboard a U.S.-flagged ship for a 8,500-mile trip to Montreal.

And, in a symbolic way, the mission linked the current attempts to stabilize Iraq with some of the high-profile claims about Saddam's weapons capabilities in the buildup to the 2003 invasion.

Accusations that Saddam had tried to purchase more yellowcake from the African nation of Niger - and an article by a former U.S. ambassador refuting the claims - led to a wide-ranging probe into Washington leaks that reached high into the Bush administration.

Tuwaitha and an adjacent research facility were well known for decades as the centerpiece of Saddam's nuclear efforts.

Israeli warplanes bombed a reactor project at the site in 1981. Later, U.N. inspectors documented and safeguarded the yellowcake, which had been stored in aging drums and containers since before the 1991 Gulf War. There was no evidence of any yellowcake dating from after 1991, the official said.

U.S. and Iraqi forces have guarded the 23,000-acre site - surrounded by huge sand berms - following a wave of looting after Saddam's fall that included villagers toting away yellowcake storage barrels for use as drinking water cisterns.

Yellowcake is obtained by using various solutions to leach out uranium from raw ore and can have a corn meal-like color and consistency. It poses no severe risk if stored and sealed properly. But exposure carries well-documented health concerns associated with heavy metals such as damage to internal organs, experts say.

"The big problem comes with any inhalation of any of the yellowcake dust," said Doug Brugge, a professor of public health issues at the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Moving the yellowcake faced numerous hurdles.

Diplomats and military leaders first weighed the idea of shipping the yellowcake overland to Kuwait's port on the Persian Gulf. Such a route, however, would pass through Iraq's Shiite heartland and within easy range of extremist factions, including some that Washington claims are aided by Iran. The ship also would need to clear the narrow Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf, where U.S. and Iranian ships often come in close contact.

Kuwaiti authorities, too, were reluctant to open their borders to the shipment despite top-level lobbying from Washington.

An alternative plan took shape: shipping out the yellowcake on cargo planes.

But the yellowcake still needed a final destination. Iraqi government officials sought buyers on the commercial market, where uranium prices spiked at about $120 per pound last year. It's currently selling for about half that. The Cameco deal was reached earlier this year, the official said.

At that point, U.S.-led crews began removing the yellowcake from the Saddam-era containers - some leaking or weakened by corrosion - and reloading the material into about 3,500 secure barrels.

In April, truck convoys started moving the yellowcake from Tuwaitha to Baghdad's international airport, the official said. Then, for two weeks in May, it was ferried in 37 flights to Diego Garcia, a speck of British territory in the Indian Ocean where the U.S. military maintains a base.

On June 3, an American ship left the island for Montreal, said the official, who declined to give further details about the operation.

The yellowcake wasn't the only dangerous item removed from Tuwaitha.

Earlier this year, the military withdrew four devices for controlled radiation exposure from the former nuclear complex. The lead-enclosed irradiation units, used to decontaminate food and other items, contain elements of high radioactivity that could potentially be used in a weapon, according to the official. Their Ottawa-based manufacturer, MDS Nordion, took them back for free, the official said.

The yellowcake was the last major stockpile from Saddam's nuclear efforts, but years of final cleanup is ahead for Tuwaitha and other smaller sites.

The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency plans to offer technical expertise.

Last month, a team of Iraqi nuclear experts completed training in the Ukrainian ghost town of Pripyat, which once housed the Chernobyl workers before the deadly meltdown in 1986, said an IAEA official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decontamination plan has not yet been publicly announced.

But the job ahead is enormous, complicated by digging out radioactive "hot zones" entombed in concrete during Saddam's rule, said the IAEA official. Last year, an IAEA safety expert, Dennis Reisenweaver, predicted the cleanup could take "many years."

The yellowcake issue also is one of the many troubling footnotes of the war for Washington.

A CIA officer, Valerie Plame, claimed her identity was leaked to journalists to retaliate against her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, who wrote that he had found no evidence to support assertions that Iraq tried to buy additional yellowcake from Niger.

Posted by: gschong | August 16, 2008 4:40 AM | Report abuse

Don't believe the hype.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned is not the lesson of the day.

The real deal is that the 7th level of hell is reserved for people who have been violent against God and Nature. ie Republicans like Bush and McCain. And then there's the fraud and the treachery part.

Basically you guys, not you ignorant ones, and Lord knows there's a lot of YOU, but the Pickens' of the world... Brother, you are going down.

Posted by: Truth Hits Everybody | August 16, 2008 3:24 AM | Report abuse

Seems to me that most of the liberal loons commenting here have not read the book and so therefore have no place making any statements at all about it's contents. I have read it, and to be frank, it is quite disturbing. There were a few parts where I could feel my eyes wanting to roll up in my head, but for the most part this is an extremely and thoroughly researched book, with supporting annotation that was at times annoying in its detail.
I hate to say it, and I have NEVER been a Hillary Clinton supporter, but the Dumbocrats really screwed themselves by going with this empty suit. The elitists that Obama has surrounded himself with have completely underestimated the American people, and now the Democrats will pay a huge price. The second most enjoyable thing I'll be watching after President McCain's inauguration is Hillary proving once again that Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned.

Posted by: mannettino | August 16, 2008 2:27 AM | Report abuse

Americans still don't have a clue of what's wrong with themselves.LOL They elected Bush twice and now McCain. Good that Russians are back. Now the fun begins.

Posted by: Chinky | August 16, 2008 2:22 AM | Report abuse

John McCain lets Corsi's book go out under his party's name that is full of innuendo, slander and at least fifty confirmed factual errors. As leader of his party, McCain decides to take a pass on leadership and quips "you have to have a sense of humor". When did it become ok to lie to the people you seek to serve, slander anybody, and then make a joke out of it to the American people? And, when did it become ok for us American voters to give him a pass on a careless,cavalier response to a book of lies?. We need to demand that he stop making sick jokes out if his unacceptable treatment of his opponent and
the public. If he does not denounce this book I really question whether he has any honor & integrity left. I, for one, don't want a President with so low a moral code.

Posted by: Tomv | August 16, 2008 1:55 AM | Report abuse

Largely discredited? By who? The leftists who want Obama to win? Make me laugh. If you lefties think something is wrong in the book, explain what it is and tell what you beleive the truth is. Please provide evidence to back up your assertion. Until then, I'm believeing Corsi. He was right on John Kerry and he is right on BHO. The entire book is footnoted.

Posted by: Solomon | August 16, 2008 1:49 AM | Report abuse

I be Barack Hussein Obama and I approve dis message.

Posted by: Barack Obama | August 16, 2008 1:36 AM | Report abuse

Thats because Mccain is desperate to win by all means neccessary. I don't even know why I'm writting about Mccain. The man is a liar, and a joke. Mccain has a series of lies and flip flops on youtube. He shouldnt be tooken seriously.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

Bu$h Wacked wrote:

"Also, how can anyone spew anything knowing it’s a lie or not true? This not only means those like Corsi but also Publishers, Politians and Americans who believe him."
_________________________

You're brilliant, Bu$h Wacked!

The truth is, anyone CAN'T just "spew anything knowing it's a lie or not true." It's libel.

So far Obama has launched a website, put out a press release lambasting the book, and publicly criticized John McCain (himself the target of at least two similarly disparaging books) for not rushing to his aid and defending his honor - but in the heat of the moment, Obama's forgotten the most obvious thing!

Perhaps he should consider suing Corsi and Simon & Schuster for libel and/or defamation of character?

Obama's a lawyer, his wife's a lawyer, a lot of their friends are lawyers, and I'm sure there are tons of lawyers on his campaign staff - I can't imagine they haven't considered that.

It would DEFINITELY send a very public message that there are allegations in the book that are untrue.

Posted by: gmeierhoff | August 16, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

Why do Obama supporters hold John McCain to a higher standard than their own candidate?

There are a lot of left wing kooks slamming McCain and Obama says nothing.

I guess it's a matter of expectations. People expect McCain to be honorable because he is an inherently honorable person. Nobody expects Obama, who comes from the corrupt Chicago political system, to be honorable.

Posted by: mfiedler | August 16, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

Anyone who purchases a "biography" of a candidate published this close to an election ought to have their head examined. This is the time where you can't believe anything... positive or negative. There are some really stupid people in this country. Will the stupid vote come through again? Based on the volume of sleeze, the Repub Party is placing their bets in the affirmative...again!

Posted by: Rick | August 16, 2008 12:51 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: fred | August 16, 2008 12:44 AM | Report abuse

Barry Obama is an affirmative action presidential candidate. Notice that his devotees never attempt to defend him in terms of his political, economic or social philosophy. The very things any competitive candidate for a puplic office should be judged on. But that has to be avoided at all costs in Obama's case because he's a total fraud when it comes to America's bedrock values of personal freedom and individual rights. His antipathy for capitalism belies his claim that he seeks to change America for the better. There is no better moral system than capitalism. It rewards those who are productive reguardless of race, class or gender (the liberals holy trinity of victims). On the other hand it's completly immoral to use the force of goverment to take the product of an individuals labor and give it to someone else, or to disadvantage one group of individuals in favor of another based on their skin color. The former used to be viewed as slavery and the latter as racisim, but now it's ligitimized as welfare entilements and affirmitive action. These rotton fruits of liberalism are the core of Barry Obama's political philosophy. Hence the the left's hysteria when someone, in this case Corsi, exposes him to scrutiny.

And as far as the matchup between Obama and McCain: "It's a shame they both can't lose."

Posted by: Buzz Lightyear | August 16, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Ball Bagger,
McBush is a dangerous, delusional, dumb, angry old man. We've already had seven years of a dumbarse thug in the White Houe (Bush). Yelling and beating on your chest doesn't make you a "foreign policy expert", it makes you (McBush) a moron.

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McCain's statement was immediate and genuine. Also, it was tough. Obama's sounded like it came through consultation and handling. That would be a good thing if he had an iota of his own experience to draw on. Advisors are nice if one also has their own history and experience
Posted by: Jasper Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 11:24 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

People like Corsi are totally responsible for destroying our country! Lies can never win. Hatred is anti-American. However, I am inteligent enough to know the world will never be rid of such people and their puppeteers like Bush and McCain but I continue to pray that Americans will be smart enough to defend truth and fight hatred. Also, how can anyone spew anything knowing it ’s a lie or not true? This not only means those like Corsi but also Publishers, Politians and Americans who believe him? They put Party first and Country second. In my book they are not good Americans. Oh, and by the way, don’t think America can stand this and live forever with hate and lies. For other reasons, remember “The British Empire” and “The Roman Empire”! But then again, such Americans who believe all this crap would not know anything about history
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http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=1015


This is the year the Rethuglican Party becomes 4th Party Gadflies and their scared to death:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBfngOsvmA0

Posted by: Bu$h Wacked | August 16, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse

@ Jasper Ball-Baggins, August 15, 2008 10:52 PM:

"The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq and Saddam and Al Qaeda, because there was a relationship between Iraq and Al Qaeda." -- George W. Bush, June 17, 2004

"This is [...] a man who loves to link up with Al Qaeda." -- George W. Bush, September 28, 2002

Those are some of the more direct ones; of course, there are numerous others in which he insinuates such a connection by repeating vague talking points about how the "lessons" of 9/11 somehow implied we had to go to war with Iraq. And there are plenty from Cheney where he very explicitly posits a link between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda or 9/11.

"There isn't one Bush official who stated that," eh?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

"The only question is how one chooses to interpret Obama's mistatements, i.e., whether you choose to believe that he was lying or whether you choose to believe that he was simply confused."

I choose to interpret these as a right wing smear campaign that is not based in reality and is utterly insignificant especially when compared to the multiple real world crimes that have been committed by our current administration. They are nothing new, and do not add to the debate. The fact that Corsi pulled these from somewhere else and did not even do any original research speaks volumes as to his credibility and how seriously he should and will be taken by any intelligent person.

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

Donnie wrote:

Why doesn't a pro-Obama writer just write a good stuff about McCain?

_______________________________

They have. Two examples are "The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don't Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn't" by Cliff Schecter and "McCain: The Myth of a Maverick" by Matt Welch.

Perhaps, to use his own words, McCain has a sense of humor.

Posted by: gmeierhoff | August 15, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Somehow I don't think we'll have to worry much about Islamist extremists or whatever freaking stupid euphemism the Bushies and their Neoncon pal John McCain come up with in the future, especially with dipsticks like James Corsi around to stir up the pot.

The terrorists we'll have to worry about will be the ones who shoot up Unitarian churches, blow up clinics and kill doctors in their homes.

President Obama will not only have his hands full cleaning up the mess Bush left behind but also cleaning up after these native home grown Wingnut terrorists who I fear will make Timothy McVeigh look like a boyscout.

These two war criminals deserve each other:
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http://s144.photobucket.com/albums/r163/InsultComicDog/?action=view¤t=mccain-hug.gif

Posted by: Agent Orange | August 15, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

This book is typical of the Republican Party which is his party and he will do anything to try to win. Is this the type of person we want to lead our country?

Posted by: Sandy | August 15, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain is not competent enough to be President. He has to many slips of the mind and doesn't run a good operation....

Posted by: The Oracle | August 15, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse

Brad wrote:

"The book has things that are true and things that are false. What's ironic here is that, in doing precisely the same thing, Obama has essentially brought this on himself."

Actually, these accusations are not from the book at all, but from a right wing email sent back in the primaries. They have also all been soundly refuted.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/50lies.asp

The right wingnuts seem to think that if you say something enough times, even if it has been widely and rationally proved false, it has to be true.

*EYEROLL*

_____________________________

Brad, the items I mentioned are indeed in the book and, most significantly, they were also reported by the mainstream media as well. The incidents clearly happened; you can watch Obama's Selma and Auschwitz speeches for yourself on YouTube.

*EYEROLL*

The only question is how one chooses to interpret Obama's mistatements, i.e., whether you choose to believe that he was lying or whether you choose to believe that he was simply confused.

As you point out, Obama can say (1) that he was confused about the significance of the Selma march in his parents' courtship, (2) that he was confused about the Kennedy family's role in supporting his father's university education, (3) that he was confused about which country's army liberated Auschwitz, and (4) that he was confused about an article that he indicated had a significant impact on his life.

But, no matter how many times Obama says he was not lying but simply confused, it will not necessarily make it true - except, of course, to a "wingnut" (as you so eloquently put it).

Some persons, like yourself, will choose to believe Obama's assertions that he was confused, and you are certainly free to do so.

Others, however, are equally free to choose to believe that Obama was lying in order to gain popular favor.

It's an inconvenient truth that, in a democracy, people are free to draw their own conclusions. Not everyone is going to make the same choice you do nor, in a democracy, can you reasonably expect them to.

*EYEROLL*

Posted by: gmeierhoff | August 15, 2008 11:38 PM | Report abuse

"Mock McCain for calling Russia out. At least he had the confidence in himself and his country to do so. Obama merely mentioned sending the issue up to the UN security council, apparently forgetting Russia holds a veto there."

Good points. Of course our current president went ahead and gave Russia the green light. In contrast, McCain's response was somewhat bombastic and ignored the situation on the ground (namely that Georgia "started it.") Obama's response was the most measured and realistic. Especially when one takes into account that the situation was still unclear. Personally, I wonder what Paris Hilton's take is on all this. :)

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Mccain has never lead men in combat or anywhere else for that mater. He was once the in charge of a training base in Florida a job his father got him. He graduated 894 out of 899 from the school that would have taught him to lead men if he had paid any attention. He spent most of his military career drunk attested to by those who served with him. Few trusted him or felt they could depend on them something he proved when as a POW he made over 30 propaganda films for the enemy. Mccain was in not so many words, a traitor to his country and comrades.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

You have to be realistic.

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Let me remind everyone in case it has been forgotten: There are more parties than the Democrats and Republicans. Vote on your principals for once people.

Or think about this way: We're just one party away from a dictatorship if we don't start thinking outside the political monopoly that's enslaved us.

Posted by: Professor Arkham | August 15, 2008 11:27 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Lol. I love it. John McCain was singing a diff tune when Wesley Clark rightfully stated he(McCain) didnt have executive experience also...

Posted by: The Oracle | August 15, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: pop a smoke | August 15, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Let me remind everyone in case it has been forgotten: There are more parties than the Democrats and Republicans. Vote on your principals for once people.

Or think about this way: We're just one party away from a dictatorship if we don't start thinking outside the political monopoly that's enslaved us.

Posted by: Professor Arkham | August 15, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't a pro-Obama writer just write a good stuff about McCain? The senile, ex-POW will make a much more interesting story--woman torturer, womanizer, lobbies-controlled, doubtful military records etc.. I believe he is Schizophrenic, which will make him more dangerous than Ahmadinejad if he leads the country.

Posted by: Donnie | August 15, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

A misspelling does not change the fact Mccain was a military disgrace whose records have been falsified by his father. He can not account for one of his medals. Just ask him, I tried. None were earned or awarded properly. The man is a fake. Nice when your father is an Admiral.

)))))))))))

For Anonymous at 9:19

No surprise he has no idea how to spell “traitor” he’s become so comfortable becoming one.
Posted by: Anonymous the Second | August 15, 2008 10:10 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Bush+Cheney,

Well, at least you came up with another handle. And props to you for deciding on McSame. I know you could have also gone with McInsane to display your creative contempt. This point is quite simple:

McCain's statement was immediate and genuine. Also, it was tough. Obama's sounded like it came through consultation and handling. That would be a good thing if he had an iota of his own experience to draw on. Advisors are nice if one also has their own history and experience to inform them. But Obama? He is completely colored by the information he hears. He is too susceptible to the whims of acolytes and hangers on. McCain has the experience to hear is handlers, but not be ruled by them. Obama? He seeks to please his nearest contemporary. Mock McCain for calling Russia out. At least he had the confidence in himself and his country to do so. Obama merely mentioned sending the issue up to the UN security council, apparently forgetting Russia holds a veto there.

Posted by: Jasper Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Ball Bagger,
McSame came off sounding like a buffoon over the Georia/Russia dust up. His beligerent bloviating made him look like a "presumptuous","arrogant" dumbarse. Of course most of us here already knew that about him. If you think that Georgia is totally innocent in this situation then you are as dumb as your hero (McCain) is.

Bomb Bomb Russia?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2kyXN4ZVQg

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Second, your man was the first to come out with a rather ridiculous, inappropriate, weak - and verbally halting and stumbling retort of the Georgia v. Russia situation. Third, the situation in Eastern Europe is trivial? Russia advancing into the sovereign territory of a new democratic nation is overblown? That McCain's contempt for it is contrived? Fourth, what are they brainwashing you young people about these days? The beneficence of Russia?

Posted by: Jasper Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 11:00 PM

Posted by: Bush + Cheney = McCain | August 15, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

You really have to have a sense of humor to read Anne E. Kornblut.

Someone, please explain to her that the train has left the station.

Posted by: Fred C. Dobbs | August 15, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

"First, aren't you embarrassed using such infantile names as McBush? C'mon."

-Jasper Ball-Baggins

"Oh, and before you scream "how dare you question my patriotism", trust me, I don't. You need it first to be questioned about it."

-Jasper Ball-Baggins

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

which candidate will go to another war on Georgia?

Posted by: dollar has lost 60% of its value against the euro | August 15, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

"There isn't one Bush official who stated that."

Ahem...

"There's no question that Saddam Hussein had al Qaeda ties."

-George W. Bush

Source: The Washington Post

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain =s Bush Second Term

First, aren't you embarrassed using such infantile names as McBush? C'mon.

Second, your man was the first to come out with a rather ridiculous, inappropriate, weak - and verbally halting and stumbling - retort of the Georgia v. Russia situation.

Third, the situation in Eastern Europe is trivial? Russia advancing into the sovereign territory of a new democratic nation is overblown? That McCain's contempt for it is contrived?

Fourth, what are they brainwashing you young people about these days? The beneficence of Russia?


Posted by: Jasper Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

For Anonymous 10:43 PM

There isn't one Bush official who stated that. Or did you miss the whole Afghanistan adventure and the Tora Bora episode? I mean, beyond your glee at seeing Bin Laden "slip through the noose".

Aren't you guys the ill-informed hipsters that get a jazz out of movies like V-for-Vendetta and embrace the "parallels" between then and now? Do you have your Guy Fawkes mask above your Che t-shirt for the next street protest?

Posted by: Jasper Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

McBush is going to need all of the "help" from his Rovebot clown squad that he can get especially after spending his time wasting a week that Senator Obama was on vacation by acting like an ignoramous and belligerently bloviating about the Georgia/Russia situation, while pretending like he had already been elected President or something.


It seems like John McBush forgot about a crisis or two or three.
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/08/15/mccain-russia/


Given that McCain has been using the situation in Georgia to pretend he's the president (speaking of presumptuous), it's not surprising that he wants to present this as the biggest crisis ever. And he's right, assuming you forget the Gulf War, and Somalia, and the Rwandan Genocide, and the earlier war in Georgia, and the breakup of Yugoslavia and all the wars that spawned, and 9/11, and Afghanistan, and Iraq and North Korean nuclear testing, and the war in Lebanon, and Darfur -- then this is the first serious international crisis since the end of the Cold War.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/14/AR2008081403332_pf.html


McCain is either senile or he's dumber than a bag of rocks

Posted by: McCain = Bush's third term | August 15, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

"He (Bush) is, after all the man responsible for 9/11."

Oh, really? I thought it was Saddam Hussein.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

McCain would benefit from a stern thrashing of Corsi. Why the cryptic behavior?

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | August 15, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

"But he thought better of it and hit her on her tramp stamp."

Thank God we have a leader who can make such important decisions.

(As Russian tanks roll into Georgia.)

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Brad,

Did I fart? Or did you say something?

Oh, the butt slap. Yeah. Nice huh? The Volleyball players and Bush actually like one another. Had you seen the video you would know she jokingly invited him to slap her a**. But he thought better of it and hit her on her tramp stamp. You know, that's the lower back tattoo so many millions of liberal chicks get to show what non-conformists they are. Liberals love being non-conformists by the millions.

Posted by: Jasper Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Japer Ball-Baggins,

Say something that makes sense. If I disagree, we can have a rational argument.

BTW, Here's a pic of GWB slapping some butt.

(As Russian tanks roll into Georgia.)

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/08/09/beachvolleyball2.jpg

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

For Anonymous at 9:19

No surprise he has no idea how to spell “traitor” he’s become so comfortable becoming one.

Posted by: Anonymous the Second | August 15, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

"JOHN MCCAIN, TRADER TO HIS COUNTRY"

We go to Trader Joe's quite often.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Brad, we all know who it is that is all about language, images and media control. Moreover, we know about the "swift-boating" of John Kerry. An examination of the charges shows your man was full of crispy cream crap. But he's been so insulated with his appropriation of the concept "swift-boating" that no one in the media bothers to simply ask him, point by point, what was true about him and what wasn't. Why? Because the long faced simpleton and his gold-digging republican marrying wife, like Huffington, are never confronted on the topic.

Posted by: Jasper Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

You have to keep a sense of humor. :)

Posted by: Mike | August 15, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

"The book has things that are true and things that are false. What's ironic here is that, in doing precisely the same thing, Obama has essentially brought this on himself."

Actually, these accusations are not from the book at all, but from a right wing email sent back in the primaries. They have also all been soundly refuted.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/50lies.asp

The right wingnuts seem to think that if you say something enough times, even if it has been widely and rationally proved false, it has to be true.

*EYEROLL*

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Brad,

Did the Bush*tler say that, what five years ago? Hmmmm...why would he say such a thing, being the known warmonger that he is? Perhaps because he thought it might be a good idea to establish a friendship with the Russkies? Strange that such a Nazi-chimp like Bush tried to make friends with our now oldest enemy. Such things are inconistent with a Hitler-bomb-bomb happy neo-con chimp nazi.

Ask yourself why the Russians feel emboldened. Because of American military actions abroad? Or American population actions, like you, at home.

Oh, and before you scream "how dare you question my patriotism", trust me, I don't. You need it first to be questioned about it. I know you well enough from a few posts to know that for you the word "patriotism" is merely a jingoistic provincialism worthy of laughing derision. That's what you were indoctrin....I mean, that's what you "learned" in school.

Brad, it's not your fault. You never had a chance.

Posted by: Japer Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey jds-

Mccain is a good person and he has great eye sight but better VISION.

Posted by: Giselle, 9 yrs old | August 15, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

The book has things that are true and things that are false. What's ironic here is that, in doing precisely the same thing, Obama has essentially brought this on himself.

Certainly, some things he's stated in public are true (his father was born in Kenya and his mother was born in Kansas, for example) and some things are false.

Case in point. In a speech in Selma, Alabama, Obama said: "There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama, because some folks were willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Junior was born. So don’t tell me I don’t have a claim on Selma, Alabama."

In truth, "they got together and Barack Obama Junior was born" three and a half years before "some folks were willing to march across a bridge."

In staking his claim on Selma, Alabama, was Obama confused or did he lie?

In the same speech, Obama stated that he Kennedy family had paid for his father to travel from Kenya to Hawaii, something which was later disproven.

Was Obama confused or did he lie?

In another speech, Obama stated that his uncle "was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps," a statement which was later disproven when it was pointed out that it was Joseph Stalin's Red Army that liberated Auschwitz.

Was Obama confused or did he lie?

In his book, Obama states, "A Life magazine article changed my outlook on life." But Life Magazine has yet to find the article that Senator Obama mentions in his book.

Was Obama confused or did he lie?

I could go on (and on), but the point, I think, is clear.

Obama, his campaign strategists and his loyal supporters would, quite naturally, prefer to believe that Obama was simply confused when he made these and other questionable assertions.

Obama's opponents however would, also quite naturally, prefer to believe that Obama was deliberately lying.

The books questioning Obama's veracity are not evil. They simply bring the questioned items (which the Obama camp and the mainstream media recognize reflect poorly on the candidate and which they therefore dismiss as "smears") to the attention of Americans so that they can form their own opinion as to whether Obama lied or whether he was simply confused.

Mr. Obama's enormous coffers and media machine are more than able to level the playing field and make a persuasive case that he's not a deliberate liar but instead simply confused.

In any case, however, America deserves an informed electorate. We live in one of the few countries in the world where both sides can be heard so that people can make their own informed choices.

Viva democracy!

Posted by: gmeierhoff | August 15, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

'I'm going to go hang out with some chicks in bikinis.'

George W. Bush

(As Russian tanks rolled into Georgia.)

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

I have read through these comments with more and more horror as I realize I don't even recognize the America I love. I lived for 7 years in the former Soviet Union and can tell you that the fact that we can choose our President says a lot.

Saying that neither one of our choices this year are wonderful choices but all the inuendo (especially by Anonymous - which always makes me wonder about somebody who chooses that title) and other negative comments about Obama are not really necessary.

At this point I do not even want to vote because the choice is not about who will do the best for our country but about who is more popular.

Posted by: AmericanByChoice | August 15, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Hey jds-

Posted by: Giselle, 9 yrs old | August 15, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

"I'm going to go get some shaved ice," Barack Obama as Russian tanks rolled into Georgia.

Exactly!...where is the media scrutiny of Johnny McBush acting like a president?
If Obama makes a speech in front of dozens of flags, like McSame, he's labelled as "presumptious"

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

ReignForrest/coolrepublican/karlthomas07
David/billiam
DO YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS YOU DID NOT HEAR?
IT WOULD SEEM YOU WOULD SAY "WHAT WAS THE QUESTION" PRIOR TO RESPONDING.HE HEARD IT AND RESPONDED AS HE USUALLY DOES.
NO REASON TO BRING GEORGIA UP. OBAMA RESPONDED IN A WILL THOUGHT OUT FASHION.
mcbrainless AS USUAL SHOT FROM THE LIP FORGETTING TO ENGAGE HIS BRAIN BEFORE PUTTING HIS MOUTH IN GEAR.

educate yourselves about the man on the DOUBLE SPEAK EXPRESS
IF you can read and comprehend:
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Posted by: Katerina Deligiannis | August 15, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Need a break from the Republican Attack Machine?

Michael Phelps Tribute!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u5ZpKAaMV4

Barack Obama '08

Posted by: Eagle nas’gadooshú | August 15, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

""I'm going to go get some shaved ice," Barack Obama as Russian tanks rolled into Georgia."

'I'm going to give Russian Prime Minister Putin a hug and a kiss.'

-George W. Bush

(As Russian tanks rolled into Georgia.)

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

For Anonymous at 9:19

No surprise you have no idea how to spell “traitor” you’re becoming so comfortable becoming one.

Posted by: Jasper Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

For Anonymous at 9:12

Isn't it your crowd looking to reinstitute the fairness doctrine? Your crowd demanding only certain foods, cars, words, and school lessons are appropriate?

Don't give me the "where is the freedom in that" bullshizer! We basically prefer the status quo and want to be mostly left alone by the law and the government. You A-holes are the ones demanding "change". That's a hipster word for government control over as much crap as possible. Don't feign to speak on freedom. You and yours are eager to not only hand it over but insist on what the concept means.

Posted by: Jasper Ball-Baggins | August 15, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse


Keep whining, Barack. Voters find it irresistible.

Obama and McCain are tied in the latest Gallup poll.

"I'm going to go get some shaved ice," Barack Obama as Russian tanks rolled into Georgia.

Posted by: WylieD | August 15, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

For years, the mainstream news media has refused to stop idolizing the so-called straight talking maverick John McCain long enough to question the mental health consequences of the years he spent as a "special" prisoner of the communists in North Vietnam.

McCain, the presumptive Republican candidate for President, who could one day have his finger on the "red button," claims the communists subjected him to 5 ½ years of nonstop indoctrination sessions so intense that he attempted suicide.

Unfortunately for McCain, after his bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire near Hanoi on October 26, 1967, he parachuted into the hands of an evil communist enemy who 7 years earlier had adopted Soviet methods of prisoner interrogation.

At that time, the Soviets were perfecting techniques designed "to put a man's mind into a fog so that he will mistake what is true for what is untrue, what is right for what is wrong, and come to believe what did not happen actually had happened."

Psychiatric Journals are flush with reports concluding that former POWs may remain entangled in "harsh psychological battles" with themselves for decades after returning home including difficulty in controlling intense emotions such as anger and stress.

In political circles, McCain, sometimes referred to as "insane McCain," is well known for having a "volcanic" temper which his colleagues say often erupts into vulgar language and personal insults.

Democrat Paul Johnson, the former mayor of Phoenix, experienced McCain's in your face temperament up close. "His volatility borders in the area of being unstable," Johnson said. "Before I let this guy put his finger on the button, I would have to give considerable pause."

The Journal of America Medicine reported in an 1996 article that being a former POW is associated with "increased cumulative incidence rates of chronic disorders of the peripheral nervous system, joints, and back and an increased hazard rate of peptic ulcer."

The 71 year-old McCain most certainly suffers pain and the weakening effects of chronic arthritis. He broke both arms when he was forced to eject after his bomber was hit. He says the Vietnamese periodically re-fractured his bones during years of interrogation and torture which rendered him permanently incapable of raising his arms above his head.

McCain has never been publicly vetted about what and how much medications he is taking. Aside from his anger and arthritic pain issues, McCain has had reoccurring bouts of malignant melanoma, a deadly form of cancer that can spread quickly throughout the body.

These facts alone beg the question on how a President McCain, in the absence of his campaign staff handlers, would deal with a snap decision that had to be made "if the White House phone rang at 3 a.m."

McCain's POW experience is unique. His communist captors considered him the "crown prince" of U.S. POWs because his father, Adm. John McCain, was commander of all U.S. forces fighting in Vietnam. Because the communists believed he was from a "royal family" and would when finally released return to the United States to an important military or government job, they held him for two years in "solitary confinement."

In February, Reuters news reported that McCain's former captors are expressing delight in the news of his nomination as Republican party Presidential candidate. "In the past Senator McCain has conducted activities that had a positive impact in bringing the two nations [Vietnam/United States] closer. That is a point that Vietnamese people who follow the current affairs do recognize," said retired North Vietnamese Colonel Nguyen Van Phuong, representing retired and present members of the Vietnamese communist military.

Since McCain was first elected to Congress 1982 (and later to the Senate), he and his staff have expended tens of thousands of hours pushing U.S. legislation favoring communist Vietnam. In 1995, McCain stood with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. to give President Bill Clinton valuable political cover he needed to disregard the issue of missing U.S. POWs in Vietnam and remove the U.S. trade embargo against Vietnam.

No U.S. POW had any communication with McCain or knew where he was being held during at least 8 to 12 months of McCain's first two years of captivity. He has either been unable or unwilling to account for the months he was missing from the POW system.

Within days of McCain's shoot down and after being told the identity of his famous father, the Vietnamese rushed him to Gai Lam military hospital (U.S. government documents), a medical facility normally unavailable to treat U.S. POWs. McCain was kept at Gai Lam for six weeks under the control of Soviet medical specialist anxious to test the use of their "mind and behavior modification" drugs on such an important prisoner.

McCain said the communists were so effective with their interrogation techniques that he broke on the fourth day after being captured and began cooperating. "Demands for military information were accompanied by threats to terminate my medical treatment if I [McCain] did not cooperate. Eventually, I gave them my ship's name and squadron number, and confirmed that my target had been the power plant." Pages 193-194, Faith of My Fathers, by John McCain.

U.S. intelligence agents concluded in the early 1950s that Soviet intelligence (KGB) agents were experimenting on their prisoners with "mind control" techniques and behavior modification drugs

Allen W. Dulles, the newly confirmed CIA director acknowledged the dilemma in April 1953, when he told a gathering of Princeton alumni that "a sinister battle for men's minds" was underway. The Soviets, Dulles explained "have developed brain perversion techniques, some of which are so subtle and so abhorrent to our way of life that we have recoiled from facing up to them."

During the Cold War, the Soviets and the CIA began competing with secret experiments on prisoners aimed at honing the use of "chemical and biological materials capable of producing human behavioral and physiological changes." The experiments included isolation, sleep deprivation, humiliation, alternating with long hours of interrogation.

Since the Russians and Chinese (and our own CIA) have proven they can in a relative short time alter the basic emotional and behavior patterns of captives, it is fair to assume that McCain's unpredictable and often volatile temperament is directly related to his treatment as a 5 ½ prisoner of the communists.

The American public was first exposed to Soviet "brain perversion techniques" during Korean War when the communists launched a propaganda offensive featuring filmed and recorded testimony of captured U.S. servicemen confessing to war crimes including the use of germ warfare.

By the end of the Korean War, "70 percent of the 7,190 U.S. prisoners held in China had either made confessions or signed petitions calling for an end to the American war effort in Asia. Fifteen percent collaborated fully with the Chinese, and only 5 percent steadfastly resisted."

Military officials were especially alarmed when a significant number of the U.S. prisoners refused to recant their confessions as soon as they returned to the United States.

Beginning in 1960, KGB and Chinese agents directed the Vietnamese in establishing Vietnam's original interrogation guidelines for U.S. prisoners. They suggested interrogation techniques and issued specific intelligence requirements to be extracted during prisoner interrogations.

Official American position on POW confessions was that they were false and forced while privately expressing grave concern that the collaborations proved the communists had developed techniques that could "put a man's mind into a fog."

Psychologist have identified behavior in which a former prisoner emotionally bonds with an abuser as the Stockholm Syndrome. McCain was a strong advocate for prosecuting Bosnian, Yugoslavian and Iraqi war criminals and is adamantly opposed to any form of normalized relation with Cuba until it allows "free elections, human right organizations and a free and independent media."

Yet, McCain has resisted any kind of war crimes investigation of his former Vietnamese torturers. Prosecution and subsequent trials could bring to justice the Vietnamese torturers known by the American POWs as the Bug, Slopehead, the Prick, the Soft Soap Fairy, Rabbit, the Cat, Zorba and many others who were responsible for the murder in North Vietnam of at least 55 U.S. POWs and the brutal torture of hundreds of others.

In November 1991, Tracy Usry, chief investigator of the Minority Staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, testified before the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, that the Soviets interrogated U.S. prisoners of war in Vietnam. McCain became outraged, interrupting Usry several times, arguing that "none of the returned U.S. prisoners of war released by Vietnam were ever interrogated by the Soviets."

Former KGB Maj. Gen. Oleg Kalugin testified during the hearings that the KGB did interrogate U.S. POWs in Vietnam. Kalugin stated that one of the POWs worked on by the KGB was a "high-ranking naval officer," who, according to Kalugin, agreed to work with the Soviets upon his repatriation to the United States and has frequently appeared on U.S. television.

Col. Bui Tin, a former Senior Colonel in the North Vietnamese Army, testified on the same day, but after Usry, that because of his high position in the Communist Party during the war he had the authority to "read all documents and secret telegrams from the politburo" pertaining to American prisoners of war. He said that not only did the Soviets interrogate some American prisoners of war, but that they treated the Americans very badly.

McCain stunned onlookers at the hearing when he moved to the witness table and physically embraced Col. Tin as if he was a long, lost brother.

In 1949 Dr. Andrew Salter authored Conditioned Reflex Therapy, a pioneering work in the field of psychoanalysis. Ten years later, as Richard Condon was writing The Manchurian Candidate, he asked Dr. Salter to help "design" the brainwashed character for the book and subsequent movie.

More than 40 years later, in 1992, during the C-SPAN broadcasts of the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs, Dr. Salter watched the hearings from his New York City apartment. Salter became fascinated with McCain's overly aggressive and angry behavior toward witnesses, especially family members of men still missing in action. After a few hours he called a friend telling her, "the signs are all there, I'm afraid Senator John McCain has been brainwashed."

During the Senate Select hearings, McCain opposed all efforts by the POW/MIA families and activists to have the Select Committee expand its investigation to study how successful the Vietnamese, Soviet, Chinese and Cuban interrogation apparatuses were at exploiting American prisoners of war.

News pundants have elevated McCain to "the most popular national political figure in the country" by repeatedly describing him as a "war hero" based on his refusal accept a communist offer of "early release" from captivity.

What the media has carelessly refused to acknowledge is that the camp's senior ranking U.S. POW (SRO) had issued unquestionable orders that if a POW was to be released, "it would be the longest held prisoner" Because McCain was not the longest held POW, he would have faced a military court-marshal if he had accepted the offer.

It is incumbent upon McCain to prove to the American people that the 5 1/2 years he spent at the mercy of communist interrogators did not leave him with mental health issues that could hinder him in making snap decisions "if the White House phone rang at 3 a.m."

Is McCain taking any kind of pain or "nerve" medicines? If so, do the medicines cause emotional and physical reactions?

McCain was once treated for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which is said to get worse over time for former POWs, what is the status of his treatment?

Does McCain still harbor stress triggered suicidal tendencies?

Where was McCain and what was happening to him during the months he was missing from the POW camp?

McCain implies that he made only one propaganda broadcast for the communists, but Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffers say he made over 30. How many did he make and what did he get in return?

Why does McCain still deny that the Soviets were involved in the interrogation of U.S. POWs in Vietnam?

Does McCain's former interrogators, the communist Vietnamese, Russians, Chinese and Cubans have anything in their secret intelligence files about his behavior as a prisoner with which they could blackmail a President John McCain?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

still waiting for ONE thing Obama has actually done for Americans ?

What makes him qualified to be President ?

sorry gotta go and inflate my tires

Posted by: maxie | August 15, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

JOHN MCCAIN, TRADER TO HIS COUNTRY, COLLABORATOR WITH THE ENEMY, MILITARY DISGRACE.


Ted Sampley, a Vietnam Veteran and former Green Beret, issued a CHALLENGE to John McCain "If you can show us that the information presented in our mailer is untruthful . . . we will Stand Down" This CHALLENGE was issued during an interview with INSIDE EDITION on January 17, 2008.
John, family members of Vietnam POW/MIA(s) have been waiting for more then 14 years for you to have the courage to face them eye to eye in front of the American Public - Here is your opportunity for some "STRAIGHT TALK." Stop hiding behind your fabricated "War Hero" persona. You know we can prove your collaborations with declassified government documents . . . It is time for the American people to get to know the REAL John McCain - the John McCain that the POW/MIA families witnessed during the 1991-93 US Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs .
Bring It On John! HERE IS OUR NUMBER 252-527-0442

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse


Mccain has never lead men in combat or anywhere else for that mater. He was once the in charge of a training base in Florida a job his father got him. He graduated 894 out of 899 from the school that would have taught him to lead men if he had paid any attention. He spent most of his military career drunk attested to by those who served with him. Few trusted him or felt they could depend on them something he proved when as a POW he made over 30 propaganda films for the enemy. Mccain was in not so many words, a trader to his country and comrades.

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Hey captbilly.. would you actually follow Obama into battle .. the guy believes in redistrivution of wealth and is not a defender of freedom... 'can't wear a flag pin cause I don't want to offend people who don't like the american flag' but now I've change my mind now(since I got heat) I'll wear it

Posted by: maxie | August 15, 2008 9:10 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

McCain hugging Bush/Cheney/Rove/Schmit/Corsi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBPZyXvEw6M

Posted by: Annie | August 15, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm just happy that Obama and his camp were busy with their forty page defense of....wait for it.....wait for it....of OBAMA!!!

Not Georgia, but Obama!

Anger at a book while Georgia burned.

Self-indulgence thy name is Ego.

Self-indulgence and Ego thy name is Idiot.
Self-indulgence, Ego and Idiot thy name is Obama. A quaint triumvirate impressively captured by one man.

Posted by: Mike Gogol | August 15, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

The thing is that everyone gets too caught up in "attacks" and then takes them personally. Then instead of admiting that they are wrong or proving with evidence that a statement is wrong, we tend to lash out at the person making the statement and then it turns into politics as usual.

So if someone pins you down with evidence do not lash out at them, wait examine what they have shown you and if it is true, be a man and admit your mistakes and if not prove them wrong with evidence.

Posted by: dielaughing22 | August 15, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

duh... I'm not running for President I don't represent my self as " the one we've been waiting for" tell me one sinbgle actual accomplishmenbt that helps Americans that Obama has done

Posted by: maxie | August 15, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

"the guy believes in redistrivution of wealth and is not a defender of freedom"

So now everyone has to wear a flag pin??? Where is the freedom in that? Soon we'll all have to be wearing yellow stars.

What the heck is redistrivution?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

captbilly is right.

and obviously, try to hide your racism next time, there's no need to call him "hussein" that's just childish and shows how poorly educated you are.

you can rail against obama all you want people, but mccain sucks and that's just a fact.

captbilly is right, america is in real danger and mccain is only going to make it worse.

STOP LOOKING AT RACE, STOP LOOKING AT STUPID STUFF THAT DOESN'T MATTER. WAKE UP!!! HOW MUCH MORE DO YOU WANT TO PAY AT THE GAS PUMP, HOW FATTER AND MORE UNEDUCATED DO OUR CHILDREN NEED TO BE? HOW MUCH MONEY HAS TO GO TO THE RICH?

AMERICA, LAND OF THE DUMB MFU.....ERS!

Posted by: joe | August 15, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey captbilly.. would you actually follow Obama into battle .. the guy believes in redistrivution of wealth and is not a defender of freedom... 'can't wear a flag pin cause I don't want to offend people who don't like the american flag' but now I've change my mind now(since I got heat) I'll wear it

Posted by: maxie | August 15, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

In order to bolster their claims about Corsi, the BHO campaign "creatively edited" one of his quotes:

http://lonewacko.com/blog/archives/007909.html

Deception you can believe in.

Posted by: LonewackoDotCom | August 15, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

I went tuxedo shopping today. Stepping through the door I was immediately overwhelmed by thoughts of Obama. There were empty suits everywhere.

Posted by: Joseph T. | August 15, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Maxie-

Speaking of someone who can't think on his feet - did you vote for Dubya? Twice?

Idiot.

Posted by: duh | August 15, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm so tried of all this high school girl back biting and gossip mongering and the people who fall for it every time, while this country is swirling around the bowl. How about hearing some concrete answers to the giant problems facing all of us before we actually go down the crapper.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

You folks out there with stars in your eyes... WAKE UP ... It is clear if you really observe and watch(as much as the media lets out)Obama really does not have a real life grasp or the gravitas to be President. He gives a great speech if he knows ahead of time what he is going to say.. but the guy really can't think on his feet.. Once you get past the rock star glitz..He is naive at past and actually has a sinister agenda at worst.

Posted by: maxie | August 15, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

McCain isn't old. He is just very experienced.

Posted by: millerroberta | August 15, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

I'll try this again...

Obama is too defensive about his past?

Only when his past is misrepresented by wingnuts.

How do you react to lies when they are applied to your life?

Posted by: Schmee | August 15, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

I am a 50 year old ex USAF pilot with an Ivy League education, not a liberal, not a conservative, I believe both parties are mostly scum. But let's get something straight, if we elect McCain for President we are very likely going to see America forever lose it's superpower status. The Washington elite have set up a system that is supported by and in turn supports the wealthiest people in America. These people are moving their manufacturing, investments and even their companies overseas. They don't really care what happens to America so long as they stay rich with their multinationals. Obama may not be able to change Washington but McCain doesn't even want to.

I am getting on in years myself and I would hate to think that I wouldn't be able to be President because of my age, but I am honest enought to admit that even at 50 something I am not the man I was at 44. At 72 nobody can handle the stress of being President. Sure McCain could survive the Presidency by doing what Reagan did and ceeding all the power to advisors. Or McCain could take even more vacations then the record breaking George Bush, but we need a full time hands on President right now not a steady as she goes President.

Posted by: captbilly | August 15, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

McCain will always be able to say he didn't hear or didn't understand something because of his age. He is using his age as an excuse. NOT FIT FOR OFFICE.

Posted by: PJ | August 15, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

We should all hail Obama who's only real job has been a radical neighborhood organizer and who's only contribution as Senator is legislation to use United States taxpayers money to "END GLOBAL POVERTY"

Yes, All hail Barack Hussein!

Posted by: Obviously | August 15, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

And for those of you who say Obama is whining, well, the book is a pack of lies. Why worry about that you say? Well, because most of the voters in this country are stupid idiots who will believe the lies because someone told them they were true. All one has to do is look at the last eight years of this administration to see that this is true. So, if Obama has a book that says terrible lies about him that is going to be a New York Times bestseller, he should just shut his mouth??? That wouldn't be very smart now would it?

Calling someone on their lies is not wimpy it's called integrity people. Ask yourselves how you would react if someone started spreading lies about you? Would you sit back and stay silent? And then ask yourself the same question and imagine running for public office. Don't you idiots realize that if McCain doesn't slam the book then it makes it seem, to the morons, that there may be some truth to it. It isn't really that hard to figure out why Obama is annoyed.

Duhhhhhhhh..........

Posted by: Beth CO | August 15, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

All you Obama-maniacs, you simply can not think for yourselves. You simply can not accept the bitter truth.
It shows clearly from your messages. No substance whatso ever. Why don't you talk about the true Obama. True Obama is an empty suit, you followers are are as empty as him, with no brain. Biggest one is Obama-Olberman.

Obama's dream will end on November 5. You Obama lovers will never accept the reality even after his loss.

Posted by: sagar | August 15, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey Yikes,

Just because you're a bitter little tool insulated in your left-wing echo-bubble of unfulfillment, anger, and an inability to control things as you would prefer; what people say, drive, eat, listen to on the radio...just because you have an adolescent and unfounded sense of your own importance and the import of your group-think, brainwashed, NEA taught idiocy...don't go blasting the poster. It took a few posts, but the adults are here now. Pull your pants up, whip the snot from your nose and go the hell home. Your father's worried about you. Probably disappointed too.

Posted by: For Yikes | August 15, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Wait, McCain has a hearing problem? Shocking.

Posted by: Americant | August 15, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain has nothing to apologize for. He did not write the book which is no different than left wing books written about republicans. Obama is a baby. Stop crying baby. If you cannot take the criticism, get out of the kitchen.

Have to admit, getting Mc to apologize is clever. Hope he doesn't fall for this trick.

Posted by: peter | August 15, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Talking about silence, why was it that the Obama camp and the DNC, sat by and remained silent on all the sexism and bashing that was thrown into the primaries,
by Obama camp, and by the media.

Got Fairness?

Posted by: fannie | August 15, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

>

Only when his past is misrepresented by wingnuts.

How do you react to lies when they are applied to your life?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

HOW PRESIDENTIAL, THE PAST "CORSI" (NOT SO SWIFT), THE PRESENT "BUSH" (NOT TO SWIFT). THE OLD SALES PITCH "LIE IF NECESSARY" AND MC CAIN (WHAT, I DIDN'T HEAR YOU). THESE ARE THE VALUES THAT EVANGELICALS CHERISH? GOD HELP US ALL!!!!

Posted by: the papa | August 15, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

This truly is "The Age of Derangement"....

'where elections have basically become a forum for organizing the hatreds of the population'--Taibbi

Posted by: pax vobiscum | August 15, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

I think if John McCain is asked about the Crosi book, he should stand above the fray and just say that readers will have to decide for themselves.

Posted by: millerroberta | August 15, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

"No backbone."

No backbone is George Bush hugging and kissing and joking with Russian Prime Minister Putin in Beijing on the Very Same Day that the Russian army was invading our ally Georgia. Where a public snub is in order, Putin gets a kiss. XOXOXO!

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

whocares anymore, obviously I have low self esteem and a VERY small penis.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey idiot...err...Obama, McCain was more concerned with Russia v. Georgia than some claptrap about you written by some 9/11 troofer. Imagine McCain at the same presser saying "we're all Georgians" and then "lay off Senator Obama". Barack, you and your staff, handlers, controllers really do suck.

Posted by: JDW | August 15, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse


"His campaign has put out a 40-page rebuttal to the 304-page work...."

So then the other 264 pages are true?

This proves that the New Yorker cover was based on an actual photo taken via a Camera Futura, which captures future world lines.

Whatever question he thought he was responding to, McCain is right. Obama and his minions badly need humor transplants.

Posted by: WylieD | August 15, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs to sqeal like a little girl every time anything negative is said about him...thou protests too much. Fact is he is a spineless worm that hides behind a teleprompter. Aside from his signs saying "Change" is see nothing different from him,...aside that he has no backbone or opinion on anything.

Posted by: tb | August 15, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the Obama seance-seekers in Hawaii might want to focus their attention on muzzling Howard Dean who hurls slimy pejoratives as a matter of routine. His latest is to refer to McCain's people as the "White Party."....

And bawaaaaa!...


moeursalen.blogspot.com

Posted by: moeursalen | August 15, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Mr./Mrs./Miss/Mz. Anonymous, whoever you are. "We must get the Republicans totally our of power, or we will have no country left for any of us"? Really? When did the Republicans gain control of congress? I understand that there are three branches of government, Executive, Legislative and Judicial. How then, can a Republican Executive force a Democratic Legislature to do his bidding?
Frankly, I sort of hope the Democrats do sweep all the elections, then they'll have to stop whinning and blaming all the nation's ills on the Republicans and then do something about them.

whocares anymore

Posted by: whocares anymore | August 15, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Anyone notice that the only comments that display intelligence are the ones posted by Democrats? Of course, 98% of the posts here are the work of white trash trailor park racists and reads like the crap posted in the Entertainment section.

What does that say about the quality of your "journalism", Kornblut? Nice crowd you gathered.


Posted by: Yikes | August 15, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, i have to say I agree with Jack Cafferty, who more or less, said that if the Americans elect McCain, then they deserve everything they get. What is wrong with America and why don't they see what is going on right in front of their very eyes? George Bush is the WORST president in the history of our country and there were plenty of Americans who saw the writing on the wall in the lead up to the war. But even the more mentally challenged Americans who called us "unpatriotic" can see now that Bush is terrible. So why oh why, would you vote for someone who has a 95% voting record in alignment with Bush and has surrounded himself with the same people?

Wake up and look at things for what they are, not how McCain tells you they are. Look at the facts, not the speeches. And whoever the next president is better get our educational system in check because America is becoming the land of the STUPID!!!

Posted by: Beth CO | August 15, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

"Has anyone noticed that Obama's new politics kinda looks... well, exactly like the old kind?"

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

But, likely, we WILL get fooled again.

Posted by: Chuckamok | August 15, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Get used to it...can you say...President Obama? sure you can

Posted by: pax vobiscum | August 15, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

It doesn't matter what you think about Obama, the reality is that John McCain is not going to be capable of navigating complicated international politics. His black/white thinking will render this country irrelevant. For the sake of America, I hope Obama can pull this election off.

Posted by: Hilary Smith | August 15, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

> Do you know the latin word for left? Sinister. You see the Romans had it right about the left over 2000 years ago. And sinister is how you best describe the left.

Strangely enough, that has nothing to do with why we call them the "left" and "right" wing. You see, at one time, those people who represented the king were on one side and those who represented the people were on the other.

I'll let you decide which is which when you find that McCain wants to lower corporate taxes, but not the taxes normal people pay, while Obama supports a middle class tax cut that the people who actually need money would get.

P.S. How many more posts do you guys have before you win prizes from McCain's program that gives you junk if you post enough crap online?

Posted by: Joe | August 15, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Considering the bafoonery the Republican party have done in the past eight years, they could have Teddy Roosevelt or Abe Lincoln running and I would not vote for them.

I'm pretty sure Obama is not the answer, but I KNOW another Republican is a bad idea.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

sagar you are "retarded" to the utmost, blind, a bit befuddling.

Thanks for the satire.


Posted by: iH8uAll | August 15, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Interestig manical rants. Who is in charge of congress?

Posted by: T bo | August 15, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

McCain responded to the question without comprehending what the question was about. He is not "a George Bush candidate running a Karl Rove campaign with a Dick Cheney sense of humor", he is "a George Bush candidate running a Karl Rove campaign with a Dick Cheney sense of humor and a senile mind."

Posted by: ReignForrest | August 15, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

sagar - "The only truth I know is Mr Obama is a dangerous left wing communist, socialist with far left agenda"

That's a whole lotta truth that seems to slipped though the cracks, maybe you should email those left-wing liberals over at fox news about your findings. Do you also have the truth on nine11 like Corsi does? Maybe you could preach some truth on dangers of interracial marriage, like Corsi? I hope you realize that outside of your little echo chamber where this sounds perfectly rational, we stand in awe because we know you guys actually believe this.

Posted by: Nathan | August 15, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I swear, this is ridiculous.

Has anyone noticed that Obama's new politics kinda looks... well, exactly like the old kind?

I don't support everything McCain says, but I'll take him over Obama any day of the year.

Posted by: Jon | August 15, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm rooting for Obama and I'm voting for Obama but I'm getting tired of waiting for Obama to throw a good hard punch at That Old Fart.

Posted by: Art Dpdger | August 15, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I saw the whole thing. McCain stopped, and took a step toward the reporter who asked the question. Only then did he make the crack about having a sense of humor. His honchos are now doing clean-up on his typical idiotic off-the-cuff remarks.

The poor old senile bastard was told to defend his childish "celebrity" ads by passing them off as humor, so he figured the same approach would work with Jerome Corsi's book of lies.

No go, McLame; I, for one, have your number, and it's zero.

Posted by: jerry | August 15, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

More trash from the "weapons of mass destruction, POISED TO STRIKE!" crowd. Why are the Bush loving right wingnuts HERE instead of fighting in Bush's war? CONscum* like to cheerlead for other dirtbags like Corsi, but hide like lil' Georgie from a drug test when the time comes to put their blubbery butts on the line for the US.

*Like PONDSCUM only slimier.

Posted by: Peach | August 15, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Why don't Obama give McCain 50 Million and he will become his PR person. Why should McCain be there defending Obama at every turn? McCain has his own campaign to run. Obama should defend himself.

There are so much BS on the Huffington Post about McCain it would take Obama at least 2 years of talking to denounce them all on behalf of McCain. I have not heard anyone ask Obama about the crap that is been said about McCain and I haven't heard McCain asking him to defend him.

Obama is defining himself as a wimp. A damsel in distress in need of a prince charming. McCain can defend him on somethings but now Obama is expecting it on everything. Obama wuss be thy name.

Posted by: coolrepublica | August 15, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

"God bless our troops."

I'm happy to know that our troops have more sense than the previous poster. In fact, our troops are contributing more to the Obama campaign than they are to the McCain campaign. Don't take my word for it... read all about it in the Navy Times.

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2008/08/military_campaigncontributions_obama_081408w/

Posted by: Brad | August 15, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

"Approached by a curious reporter at an event on Friday and asked about the book, McCain replied: "Gotta keep your sense of humor." A McCain aide later said he had misheard the question, and thought it was about a television ad."


Perhaps the Senator should invest in a new battery for his hearing aid(s).

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Obviously I have low self esteem and a VERY small penis.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

> WTF doesn't irk the Obama camp?

People who aren't spreading malicious lies while pretending they're "jokes."

Posted by: Joe | August 15, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Do you know the latin word for left? Sinister. You see the Romans had it right about the left over 2000 years ago. And sinister is how you best describe the left.

Posted by: WW Terry | August 15, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

"it isn't McCain's job to defend obama."

sure ain't. But if he wants to campaign on integrity & the issues, you'd think he'd keep his word & criticize the filth offered by Corsi & friends.

Perhaps he didn't mean it when he said he wanted to campaign on the issues?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

As a senior citizen I am wondering what this country will look like in 20 years. What the liberals don't realize is that they are the ones pushing the US into fascism. Thought police correcting anyone who disagrees with them. Unable to hold a discourse on substantive topics. Unwilling to look at history and learn from the past. I remember the history of WWII having been born in the 40's. Brown shirts have been replaced by green shirts. Liberals attempt to stop any conservative comment. As a wise woman once told me "be careful what you wish for" When there is a totalitarian state the liberal reporters, lawyers and judges will be the first to go. The politicians will merely change sides.

Posted by: Pensador | August 15, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

theo
obama is a democrat. not a republican.

one line slogan: change we can believe in

hmmm

shall I make the connection here for ya...

Obama has nothing to worry about with this book if he has answered everyone's fears about his religion, his alleged associations with islam, his seemingly innocent tendency to make race a part of this election, etc...

obama is a christian but he has some very unchristian friends...his ex-pastor to name one...he has interjected race into this election...he is friends with known terrorists...a guy we in america all agree is a terrorist.

it is hardly Mccain's obligation to denounce these ideas. he is not to act as americas moral compass, now or as president. it is obama's task to show his moral compass if he wants to denounce this book. McCain is busy dealing with lefty media saying he is the same as bush...I don't see obama denouncing that...hell, his campaign even enforced the idea with their statement noted in this article...politics is a dirty game...McCain is dealing with, obama is whining about it rather than working to fix it..if whining works, then that is fixing it, but it doesn't seem to be helping....When McCain whined while obama was in germany, it was poking fun at himself and obama, by woefully going to some little german town...funny and stupid...not genuine whing...not the blathering obama does everytime someone recognizes or makes up an obama fault...or a michelee obama fault(there are so many to choose from) if she aws smart, she'd go the way of cindy McCain and keep her mouth shut, because the more that radical woman talks, the less sound barack's judgement seems...Neither candidate represents me, but there is no way I could vote for the democratic nominee...throw me a hillary, a bill, even a john edwards with all his faults, he is better than a socialist whitey hating oil hating welfare loving dipsh*t. Give me hillary with bill as her VP and I'll vote democrat right now.

Posted by: karlthomas07 | August 15, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Corsi's book must have a lot of facts about Obama that portray him as he really is, otherwise the Obama campaign wouldn't be reacting so fiercely attacking the author and not the substance of the book. If there is nothing to hide, there shouldn't be any reason to react this way.

Americans should know who is actually running for President, not just the reinvented image by the media and campaign advisors.

Posted by: Sigmond | August 15, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Liberals and democrats have a mental disorder. That is it, no more no less. God bless our Troops.

Posted by: USA | August 15, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Gotta keep your sense of humor? No doubt he has not had time to read the book. These guys are politicians and if Obama is so sensitive, he should go back to Chicago to where everyone is nice to the politicians. McCain better be ready for what they start to throw at him. But if these guys really want to square off, even they can participate in the real time poll at http://www.bop-o-rama.com

Bop On!

Posted by: acarponzo | August 15, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

The only truth I know is Mr Obama is a dangerous left wing communist, socialist with far left agenda. He will turn this country into socialistic communist country. There will be no incentive to work. Evrybody will work for the government getting a fixed pay. That sounds familiar. It is called communism. We all know that communism and socialism are utter failures. Human beings need incentive to work...

This alone makes this guy is a threat to capitalism.

Truth sometimes hurts. American people have right to know the truth about this slick speaking communist. People are in love with him admiring his ability to deliver speeches from tele-prompters. Any hollywood actor can do it. That does not qualify him to be president. His accomplishments are NIL. His voting record is extreme left wing liberal.

The truth is there is no diff. between radical pastor Wright and him. That says it all. Why are all Obama supporters so upset when the truth is revealed. As usual all you Obama-heads are in denial, including a pimp named olber-obamaman on MSBC.

Obama will lose the election worse than Dukakis.

Posted by: sagar | August 15, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

WTF doesn't irk the Obama camp?

Posted by: Max | August 15, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

The only truth I know is Mr Obama is a dangerous left wing communist, socialist with far left agenda. He will turn this country into socialistic communist country. There will be no incentive to work. Everybody will work for the government getting a fixed pay. That sounds familiar. It is called communism. We all know that communism and socialism are utter failures. Human beings need incentive to work...

This alone makes this guy is a threat to capitalism.

Truth sometimes hurts. American people have right to know the truth about this slick speaking communist. People are in love with him admiring his ability to deliver speeches from tele-prompters. Any hollywood actor can do it. That does not qualify him to be president. His accomplishments are NIL. His voting record is extreme left wing liberal.

The truth is there is no diff. between radical pastor Wright and him. That says it all. Why are all Obama supporters so upset when the truth is revealed. As usual all you Obama-heads are in denial, including a pimp named olber-obamaman on MSBC.

Obama will lose the election worse than Dukakis.

Posted by: sagar | August 15, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

I heard a rumor that Jerome Corsi has undergone psychological treatment for his pedophilia and is no longer molesting small children. Does anyone out here in Blogland know if it is true that he has received treatment?? I hadn't heard that before.

Posted by: phineoust | August 15, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Were a similar trash book about John McCain to be published, one wonders how well he would retain his "sense of humor."

Posted by: garry2 | August 15, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

McCain's already said that Obama wants the US to lose a war. What could he possibly find to criticize in Corsi's book?

Posted by: aleks | August 15, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Obviously I have low self esteem and a VERY small penis.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

President John McCain


Sounds good!

Posted by: Joe Quinn | August 15, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Why should John McCain have to defend Obama? Oh yes thats why; he cant even stand up to Hillary.

Posted by: Paul in NY | August 15, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Nice creed Anonymous ( aka Unabomber)

Posted by: RoveyisKing | August 15, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN SHOULD BACK SLAP HALF THE OBAMA CAMP.

THESE PEOPLE ARE SISSIES SERIOUSLY.

WW3 A NEW COLD WAR WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA HAS BEGUN AND YALL WANT DEMOCRATS IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

GOOD LUCK

UK BILL

Posted by: billiam | August 15, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

it isn't McCain's job to defend obama. The Republicans have taken their beatings. Now the democratic "nominee" is going to have to get out of his poopy pants and do his own job.

Posted by: jack dadny | August 15, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Barry Obama is too defensive about his past.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Ok, so either McCain is losing his hearing (eyesight to follow, i'm sure) or he's embraced his "unofficial adviser" slimeball, Karl Rove.


McCain= same old, same old.

Posted by: jds | August 15, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

President John McCain.

Sounds good.

Posted by: Joe Quinn | August 15, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Whether or not McCain heard the question, or answered "appropriately" (wth does that mean anyway? That term implies that McCain had read the book, done his own research and could give an informed response.)

why is the Obama camp going after this? The OBAMA camp (aided by the media) is making an issue out of this.

McCain isn't just a military veteran. He is also a political veteran, as is Hillary. Both understand and accept that politics is a dirty game. Obama, hailing from the city that sets the standards for dirty politics, should know this.

So is he playing politics with McCain's statement or is this yet another example of his alleged "thin skin" (i.e., whining)

All things aside, I actually agree with McCain about keeping a sense of humor (in all things in life).

Posted by: None of the Above 08 | August 15, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

1 trillion, 4,000 dead soldiers, 2 million dead iraqis and for what. in 7 years we've become an impotent 2nd-rate superpower with no leverage against russia.

republicans' bubbles and excuses are getting thinner by the day. one day it will pop and we will be be screwed because of their airhead uncritical blind faith of dogma and empty one-line slogans.

enough already.

Posted by: theo | August 15, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Corsi, Rove, et al are good at absolutely nothing but criminal libel, slander and character assassination..Amercian's are sick of this & they'll be sent packing in a few short months-

Posted by: Ron Sampson | August 15, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

"Mistake filled"? I don't think what Corsi's doing is a "mistake". People call those "lies".

Posted by: Diane | August 15, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Jerome Corsi of Swiftboat fame: His over $150,000 in judgments, his corporations and more

webofdeception.com

Posted by: Robert Lewis | August 15, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Obviously I have low self esteem and a VERY small penis.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

I know McCain is a big free trader; what is Obama going to do to investigate and stop some of the free trade?

Posted by: Pat in Ohio | August 15, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

David said:
"...A reporter shouted a question in a photo op and it was impossible to hear the question accurately."

Then why bother answering if you didn't hear the question?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Good strategy, answer a questions you didn't hear and blame it on being senile. Mccain may have hit on something here. That should cover all moronic things he says.

Like his campaign director saying Mccain doesn't speak for the campaign. I guess they meant, "Don't listen to John, he is just demented, haven't you people figured that out yet?"

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This is totally taking McCain out of context.

A reporter shouted a question in a photo op and it was impossible to hear the question accurately.

Reporters shout questions all the time on rope lines to Obama and he can't hear them.

To make a story about this when he didn't hear the question accurately is a sad commentary on the media.

Posted by: David | August 15, 2008 7:07 PM

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Obviously I have low self esteem and a VERY small penis.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

I have a sense of humor also, every time I think about Mccain face being eaten off by cancer It just cracks me up. I love the fact that the viet cong crushed his balls. I get hysterical when I think of his wife having a stroke at the age of 49, I guess from all that drug use. It takes a toll you know. I guess if Mccain had a stroke and I saw him drooling out of the side of his mouth I would be rolling on the floor. Wishful thinking I guess, bit it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 7:13 PM | Report abuse

This is totally taking McCain out of context.

A reporter shouted a question in a photo op and it was impossible to hear the question accurately.

Reporters shout questions all the time on rope lines to Obama and he can't hear them.

To make a story about this when he didn't hear the question accurately is a sad commentary on the media.

Posted by: David | August 15, 2008 7:07 PM | Report abuse

McCain was in a photo op with Pickens.

The reporter was far away and cameras were clicking. There was no way to hear the question.

McCain thought the reporter was asking about the attack television ads run against Obama. McCain thought the reporter was referring to the paris hilton ad.

McCain has responded many times that he thought the we should have a sense of humor with those ads.

This wasn't a one on one interview. A reporter with cameras clicking and other reporters shouting asked a question that McCain couldn't hear with the noise and being far away.

This wasn't a press conference.

Posted by: Steve | August 15, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I will not be voting for McCain unless Huckabee is his VP, I am no evangelical, I am a conservative christian. So I heard John McCain met with T. Boon Pickens this morning
and it seems that McCain will be adopting the Pickens Plan? I wonder if a vice president Pickens is in the works.
http://www.tboonpickens.com

Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Grampy McCain and his Roveboater campaign flunkies are scumbags. They still haven't figured out the fact that after the last seven years of the disasterous Bush/Cheney reign no one is interested in their BS lies anymore:

Here's some "straight-talk", my friends:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Oot9IbQxrI

Posted by: Bush + Cheney = McCain | August 15, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

No way did McCain "mishear" the question. Not that I'm saying there's anything terribly wrong with his answer; after all, what is he supposed to say? Although a nice "It's trash" would be good...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | August 15, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

"They lie. They lie and we have to be merciful for those who lie, for those nabobs. I hate them. I do hate them."

Posted by: WhatWouldColKurtzSay | August 15, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

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, which they have no problem using against fellow citizens!

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


Posted by: Anonymous | August 15, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

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