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Palin Takes on Obama Over Will to Win Wars

By Juliet Eilperin
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin loves making fun of Barack Obama for not wanting to win in Iraq and Afghanistan -- even though he has spoken publicly on several occasions about his desire to "win" and achieve "victory" in both places.

At a rally today at the Show Me Center here, Palin suggested twice that the Democratic presidential nominee has never spoken of succeeding in war, drawing an impassioned response from the large crowd.

"Remember Missouri, we are a nation at war," the Alaska governor told her supporters. "We need a leader who can talk about the wars we are fighting, and isn't afraid to use the word 'victory.'"

Her comments sparked a round of loud stomping in the auditorium, along with chants of "USA! USA!"

After arguing that Obama's election would lead to the defeat of U.S. troops overseas, while a GOP victory would lead to success there -- "we will never wave the white flag of surrender" -- Palin continued the theme by using a line she has employed repeatedly on the campaign trail.

"Just once, I would love to hear Barack Obama say he wants to win," she said, prompting another round of loud approval from the audience.

In fact, Obama has said repeatedly he wants to win in Afghanistan and Iraq, though his most detailed remarks on the conflicts came during his campaign's policy rollout phase prior to Palin's entry in the race.

On July 15, Obama spoke about emphasizing the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan, saying, "And that's why, as president, I will make the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban the top priority that it should be. This is a war that we have to win." On March 19, he had said, "We need to start fighting the battles that need to be won on the central front of the war against al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan.... It is not too late to prevail in Afghanistan."

And on August 1, the then-presumptive Democratic nominee delivered a speech at the Wilson Center in Washington with the title: "The War We Need to Win."

Though Obama generally talks about withdrawing from Iraq rather than winning the war there, he has also used the word 'victory" when referring to the conflict, even while framing it in a different light from Palin and GOP presidential nominee John McCain.

"I want Iraqis to take responsibility for their own future, and to reach the political accommodation necessary for long-term stability. That's victory. That's success," Obama said on July 15. "That's what's best for Iraq, that's what's best for America, and that's why I will end this war as president."

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Her comments sparked a round of loud stomping in the auditorium, along with chants of "USA! USA!"

You don't need to travel abroad anymore to find Ugly Americans. Just show up at a Sarah Palin rally and you've hit the jackpot. Loud, obnoxious, blindly nationalistic, provincial, boorish, xenophobic and as narrow minded as they come. She's cut from from the same cloth herself, and the fact that she's being promoted as a potential Presidential Candidate for 2012 in some circles absolutely boggles the mind.

Posted by: SalParadise | October 31, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Her comments sparked a round of loud stomping in the auditorium, along with chants of "USA! USA!"

You don't need to travel abroad anymore to find Ugly Americans. Just show up at a Sarah Palin rally and you've hit the jackpot. Loud, obnoxious, blindly nationalistic, provincial, boorish, xenophobic and as narrow minded as they come. She's cut from from the same cloth herself, and the fact that she's being promoted as a potential Presidential Candidate for 2012 in some circles absolutely boggles the mind.

Posted by: SalParadise | October 31, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Her comments sparked a round of loud stomping in the auditorium, along with chants of "USA! USA!"

You don't need to travel abroad anymore to find Ugly Americans. Just show up at a Sarah Palin rally and you've hit the jackpot. Loud, obnoxious, blindly nationalistic, provincial, boorish, xenophobic and as narrow minded as they come. She's cut from from the same cloth herself, and the fact that she's being promoted as a potential Presidential Candidate for 2012 in some circles absolutely boggles the mind.

Posted by: SalParadise | October 31, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Her comments sparked a round of loud stomping in the auditorium, along with chants of "USA! USA!"

You don't need to travel abroad anymore to find Ugly Americans. Just show up at a Sarah Palin rally and you've hit the jackpot. Loud, obnoxious, blindly nationalistic, provincial, boorish, xenophobic and as narrow minded as they come. She's cut from from the same cloth herself, and the fact that she's being promoted as a potential Presidential Candidate for 2012 in some circles absolutely boggles the mind.

Posted by: SalParadise | October 31, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Her comments sparked a round of loud stomping in the auditorium, along with chants of "USA! USA!"

You don't need to travel abroad anymore to find Ugly Americans. Just show up at a Sarah Palin rally and you've hit the jackpot. Loud, obnoxious, blindly nationalistic, provincial, boorish, xenophobic and as narrow minded as they come. She's cut from from the same cloth herself, and the fact that she's being promoted as a potential Presidential Candidate for 2012 in some circles absolutely boggles the mind.

Posted by: SalParadise | October 31, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

DOOH!


CNN takes a look at what went wrong with McCain's planned Phoney Plumber Joe photo op earlier this morning. According to the McCain campaign, Joe decided he didn't want to go at the last minute, but according to Joe, they never followed up with him after making the initial invite.
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http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/30/joe-the-plumber-a-no-show/
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Either way, it led to one of the most humiliating moments of the campaign for McCain, who announced Joe's presence to the crowd only to quickly discover that Joe was a no show. An obviously flustered McCain then flubbed an attack line during his speech, and instead of recovering simply said: "never mind."
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iucdy83OXcE
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Here's more video of today's McCain event -- absolutely hilarious!:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvpUqjXiTqA
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DOOH!
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

I think we have our answer: Since al Qaeda has already formally endorsed the McCain-Palin ticket -- on the very day that Colin Powell endorsed Senator Obama, -- I assume that bin Laden, like the rest of McCain's ditto-headed legions, will be working to suppress Democratic voters in places like West Palm Beach, Florida. Bin Laden has been hailing McCain and Palin's embrace of neocon foreign policy as just the ticket for al Qaeda. All the better to make a complete mess of America's standing in the world! Perhaps bin Laden provided the funding for Palin's top-shelf designer wardrobe: Anyone seen Palin in a $40,000 moose skin sequined burka lately? How about John McCain? J. Edgar Hoover?

Posted by: osullivanc1 | October 30, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Bush and McCain already declared victory.

"Mission Accomplished"
"The Surge Worked"

So maybe Governor Palin should explain why our kids are still there?

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 30, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a putz. She needs to stick to getting celebrity wannabes to 'campaign' for them. Maybe the ShamWow guy can help her out in the final days of her pretend reign.

Let her keep the stinking clothes as a consolation prize, anything to get her to go away quietly! Just so she GOES!!!!!!!! GAAAACK!

Posted by: smsbks | October 30, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a putz. She needs to stick to getting celebrity wannabes to 'campaign' for them. Maybe the ShamWow guy can help her out in the final days of her pretend reign.

Let her keep the stinking clothes as a consolation prize, anything to get her to go away quietly! Just so she GOES!!!!!!!! GAAAACK!

Posted by: smsbks | October 30, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Want to see how Sarah Palin took care of Alaska's official state business?
http://wasillaproject.typepad.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4JdyhkSx3o

If this woman is so careless as to conduct state business on private email accounts that have been hacked into, what in the world is she going to do when she has access to information that is vital to our national security interests?

Posted by: mcleodak | October 30, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

If Sara Palin ever became president, she might want to learn how to construct a coherent sentence just in case the rest of us might want to understand what the hell she's talking about.
She has about as much intelligence as any beauty contestant competing for Miss Alaska, who went to 5 colleges and learned to be a news reader. I think her talent was demonstrating how to properly pack a suitcase. Better yet, think of this whole unseemly scenario as a B movie starring Ms Palin as Ms. Smith goes to Washington. God help us.

Posted by: ekk44 | October 30, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

hchiba

Did the youth fire at US soldiers?

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 30, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

The youth Kadhr was 15 when forcibly placed in Guantanamo prison. He is a child soldier & has been held illegally by the US for 6 years.

Kadhr is a Canadian citizen.
Under PM Harper (Conservative Party) Canada's Government has not formally requested his extradition - not yet. All European nationals held in Guananamo have been released to their own national justice system, as requested by their own country.

In Canada, every person is adult & responsible only at 18 years of age. The Geneva Convention says the same.

The fact (under Bush) the American justice system & military lock up child soldiers speaks to the moral implosion that has come with Republican rule. What civilized country locks up child soldiers?

I can't think of one.

Posted by: hchiba | October 30, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

scrivener50

Secretary of State in Ohio is just as bad. Releasing private records of a citizen when they ask an elected official a question that they flub?

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 30, 2008 8:13 PM | Report abuse

The bus is in the ditch. Obama cannot go back in time and change this fact. If his campaign is built around GW Bush's mistakes, what happens when GW is gone? Will Obama free those at Gitmo? Will he prosecute those in the DOJ who used political critieria for hiring and firing? Will he prosecute those involved in Abu Gharib? Will he push for criminal prosecution of GW? My guess is that he will sweep all of this under the rug, and there will be business as usuual.

Posted by: daavina | October 30, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

PALIN IS THE CELEBRITY NOW!

Why don't we ask Sarah's CELEBRITY BUDDIES Joe the Pseudo-Plumber and Elisabeth Hasselbeck what they think (assuming they have brainage) of the "Iraq"

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 30, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse


McCain and the "VICTORY" shame game

McCain and the Republicans bring dishonor to our troops by applying the "Victory/Defeat" label to Iraq.

Our troops have followed their orders and have served with honor and dignity in Iraq. To add this polarizing label is to add the burden of shame to the backs of troops that already have suffered enough. As a Vietnam vet, McCain should know what the vets of that era went through when they came home and were labeled losers.

General Patraeus himself said he'd "Never Declare Victory" in this interview on 9/11/08 of all days!

McCain is wrong and just doesn't get it-- he should be ashamed.


Save our Country and Constitution

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 30, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

We forgot to ask Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Barack Obama and other celebrities what they think about victory in Iraq. I mean, if Matt Damon thinks this is absurd than it must be absurd asking them about it anyway.

Posted by: Wiel | October 30, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse


IF PALIN IS SO QUALIFIED...

Then why didn't she run for president?

Makes you wonder what announcement? ...

"I've been Governor for TWO WHOLE MONTHS and I'm READY to be President"

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18 Million people voted for Obama in the primaries because of his VISION for America not his experience.

Palin got one vote and the only VISION know of from her is her view of Russia.

Save our Country and Constitution

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 30, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse


IF PALIN IS SO QUALIFIED...

Then why didn't she run for president?

Makes you wonder what announcement? ...

"I've been Governor for TWO WHOLE MONTHS and I'm READY to be President"

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18 Million people voted for Obama in the primaries because of his VISION for America not his experience.

Palin got one vote and the only VISION know of from her is her view of Russia.

Save our Country and Constitution

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 30, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: caraprado1 | October 30, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

For once and for all I'd like Palin to just shut the fu#k up....

5 more days, my friends. 5 more days.....

Posted by: RightDownTheMiddle | October 30, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

BEST


CAMPAIGN AD


EVER!!!


The wassup guys from the Budweiser ads offer their take on the disasterous Bush/McCain years and the 2008 election:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq8Uc5BFogE
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

BEST


CAMPAIGN AD


EVER!!!


The wassup guys from the Budweiser ads offer their take on the disasterous Bush/McCain years and the 2008 election:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq8Uc5BFogE
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 6:32 PM | Report abuse

I would appreciate Palin's (or anyone's) describing what a victory in Iraq would look like. With all the stupid rhetoric over winning and losing in Iraq coming from McCain-Palin, I tend to think they believe we are at war with the Iraqi people. Which, of course, we are not.

It is not a question of victory or defeat in Iraq or whether the "surge" was effective. That is completely missing the point. Rather, it is a question of victory or defeat over Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is not in Iraq; it is in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama is right; McCain and Palin are wrong. We should never have gone to Iraq in the first place. Let's get out of Iraq and focus on pursuing victory over Al Qaeda!

Posted by: MidwestforObama | October 30, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

I would appreciate Palin's (or anyone's) describing what a victory in Iraq would look like. With all the stupid rhetoric over winning and losing in Iraq coming from McCain-Palin, I tend to think they believe we are at war with the Iraqi people. Which, of course, we are not.

It is not a question of victory or defeat in Iraq or whether the "surge" was effective. That is completely missing the point. Rather, it is a question of victory or defeat over Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is not in Iraq; it is in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama is right; McCain and Palin are wrong. We should never have gone to Iraq in the first place. Let's get out of Iraq and focus on pursuing victory over Al Qaeda!

Posted by: MidwestforObama | October 30, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama Supporters Using Huckabee in new online ad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI

Criminal charges brought up on Palin for ethics issues? http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 30, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

My bad for the duplicate posts.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 30, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

In addition, AJ2008, Gov. Palin has negotiated with foreign companies / government (Canada) for the $40 billion Alaska natural gas pipeline project, and it looks like we will finally get this one done. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham wrote about it "[The Bush Administration] believes market forces should select the route of the pipeline.” He continued, “The Administration strongly opposes the price-floor tax credit provision in the Senate energy bill and any similar provisions." Abraham suggested several non-price support tax provisions that could subsidize the construction of the pipeline.

Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States Michael Kergin wrote, "Canada is of the opinion that the Alaskan pipeline should be built without subsidies and without the route being determined by legislation."

You can get up to date on progress of the AGIA here: http://gov.state.ak.us/agia/

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 30, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

In addition, Gov. Palin has negotiated with foreign companies / government (Canada) for the $20 billion Alaska natural gas pipeline project, and it looks like a private company will finally get this done. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham wrote about it "[The Bush Administration] believes market forces should select the route of the pipeline.” He continued, “The Administration strongly opposes the price-floor tax credit provision in the Senate energy bill and any similar provisions." Abraham suggested several non-price support tax provisions that could subsidize the construction of the pipeline.

Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States Michael Kergin wrote, "Canada is of the opinion that the Alaskan pipeline should be built without subsidies and without the route being determined by legislation."

You can get up to date on progress of the AGIA here: http://gov.state.ak.us/agia/

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 30, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

In addition, Gov. Palin has negotiated with foreign companies / government (Canada) for the $20 billion Alaska natural gas pipeline project, and it looks like a private company will finally get this done. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham wrote about it "[The Bush Administration] believes market forces should select the route of the pipeline.” He continued, “The Administration strongly opposes the price-floor tax credit provision in the Senate energy bill and any similar provisions." Abraham suggested several non-price support tax provisions that could subsidize the construction of the pipeline.

Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States Michael Kergin wrote, "Canada is of the opinion that the Alaskan pipeline should be built without subsidies and without the route being determined by legislation."

You can get up to date on progress of the AGIA here: http://gov.state.ak.us/agia/

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 30, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

This is Hilarious...


McCain's campaign has seen "significant" progress in internal polling in the last week... The campaign has seen the race between McCain and Barack Obama tighten "significantly over the past week," McInturff said in a memo late Tuesday. "All signs say we are headed to an election that may easily be too close to call by next Tuesday."
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http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/28/mccains-pollster-foresees-race-close/
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It also made me fondly remember Turdblossom's 2006 math which suggested that Republicans would, well, I'll let Karl the Felon give you the "straight-talk"...


SIEGEL: We are in the home stretch though and many would consider you on the optimistic end of realism about...


ROVE: Not that you would be exhibiting a bias or anything like that, you're just making a comment, right?


SIEGEL: I'm looking at all the same polls that you are looking at.


ROVE: No, you are not, no you're not, no you're not, you're not. I'm looking at 68 polls a week [for candidates for the US House and US Senate, and Governor.]** You may be looking at 4 or 5 public polls a week that talk about attitudes nationally but that do not impact the outcome of individual races.


SIEGEL: If you could name races between, certainly Senate races, all...


ROVE: Like the poll today that showing Corker's ahead in Tennessee or the poll showing "Macaca" Allen is pulling away in the Virginia Senate race.


SIEGEL: Leading Webb, in Virginia, yea...


ROVE: Yeah, exactly.


SIEGEL: ...you've seen the DeWine race and the Santorum race and, I don't want to...you call [the] races.


ROVE: I'm looking at all of these Robert and adding them up. I add up to a Republican Senate and Republican House. You may end up with a different math but you are entitled to your math and I'm entitled to THE math.


SIEGEL: I don't know if we're entitled to a different math but your...


ROVE: I said THE math.
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http://www.pollster.com/blogs/karl_roves_math.php
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Actually, she was "in charge" of the Alaskan National Guard before two months ago, including the unit tasked with being on the look out against the Ruskies.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 30, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

How can anyone seriously listen to this pinhead? She blathers but has no substance. She is what some would call a "ditz"....If you didn't report on her, she would just go away.

Posted by: woodard3 | October 30, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Please America you want Palin (aka Caribou Barbie 2nd in line to the presidency)?!

This woman is a joke. She didn't start caring about foreign policy until 2 months ago!

Posted by: AJ2008 | October 30, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

HALLOWEEN IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS...

This woman has scared off more votes than her pitchfork entreaties attract. This is political savvy, this is a GOP contender for the top job in 2012? Has all rationality left the political arena?


ARE THE McCAIN-PALIN CROWD AGITATORS THE SAME STORMTROOPERS WHO DO THIS:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/american-gestapo-state-supported-terrorism-targets-u-s-citizens

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 30, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign is like the traveling circus. And look at all the carnies that come to watch.

Posted by: julian9682 | October 30, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Jingoistic nonsense.

"Me 'merican.
You not 'merican."

Palin was custom made for the modern GOP base. Morons preaching to morons.

Posted by: BBpd | October 30, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Dear Governor Palin,

May I respectfully suggest that you review the history of the Soviet War in Afghanistan. It's generally considered their "Vietnam". Link below to Wikipedia.

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

As for Iraq, you can't win a civil war in somebody else's country. Even the Iraqi government wants a draw down.

We should be ready for small, surgical strikes to get Osama, other Al Queda and Taliban forces, but throwing our troops into a "meat grinder" is not only pointless but criminal.

I would respectfully suggest that you stop using the lines given you in this area and stay out of it as you do not have the knowledge, background or even travel experience to make statements such as this. By this type of conduct, you only confirm the term of "smack job" applied to you by a McCain staffer earlier this week. Think about it.

Posted by: NotBubba | October 30, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we didn't win in Vietnam because John McCain lacked the will.

Posted by: robertchoward | October 30, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Maverick Personality Disorder:

http://tinyurl.com/5ggtte

Posted by: caraprado1 | October 30, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain has alot to be worried about because now even Huckabee Hearts Obama?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI


See the latest Lies the GOP is trying to spread about Obama http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 30, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

McCain knows how to win wars?


REALLY?!?!


What "wars" has John McBush won?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nqtL-P8kzo
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And since when is a 72 year old angry warmonger (McCain) who babbles about spending 100 years in Iraq, bombing Iran into oblivion and still doesn't know the difference between the Sunni's and the Shiites in Iraq, considered a "foreign policy expert"?!?!


Here's some mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

McCain is still fighting Vietnam.
One minute he was top-gunning those "commie gooks" in their cities and rice paddies and the next he was in a prison camp for five and a half years. He's lucky they didn't kill him on the spot. After all, that's what he was doing to them. Many would consider his bombing runs over Hanoi the activities of a war criminal.

I'm sure he came home wondering how did we "lose"? After all, we had all the fire power, the carriers, the aircraft, the men, the economics - we were the "super power".

I'm sure he thinks we lost because we didn't have the "guts" to pursue "victory". We were "betrayed" by those nasty "librals" "Stabbed in the back" so to speak. Sounds llike some German Corporal's excuse for losing the Great War.

Of course we all now know (except maybe for John) that a "commie" Vietnam was no danger to the United States; that their war was one of nationalism vs. colonialism. They fought the Japanese, then the returning French colonialists, then their American successors.

There are 58,000+ names on a black wall that we "honor" - kids mostly. Kids drafted off the poorer streets of America, given a few months of basic and dropped in a faraway country to "kill commies". Most died while Nixon vowed to bring the troops "home with honor" When pols use that expression it usually means someone else's kid has to die for an empty slogan.

Too many died too far away from home for far too little. There is no honor in that.

Too many kids died at Kent State.

My bedroom set is marked "Made in Vietnam".

Those kids died for nothing.

Bring the troops home.

Posted by: toritto | October 30, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

This war is a joke to everyone except the people getting killed and wounded. What the heck is the U.S. doing in Iraq? That's the whole point. This idiot Palin has no clue. And the morons screaming "USA" are the equivalent of Raiders yahoos, as if this were a game. Where's the money coming from? Where's the human resources to be found? The Army is scraping the bottom of the barrel for high school dropouts and petty criminals, totally putting the lie to the need for a professional military because of the high-tech nature of warfare. And when the Republicans established a professional army, it was the beginning of the end of democracy. See how McCain acts like he deserves the presidency because he was a professional military man? (And how professional do you have to be to crash five planes?) The last thing we need is a military class, like the Nazis and South American dictatorships.

Posted by: edwcorey | October 30, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

GO PALIN ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

Posted by: JakeD | October 30, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

The fact the economy is a worry on everyones mind should we really trust what the canidates are telling us about their tax policies. Hanlon has been bashing McCain for the last couple weeks but now he starts an attack on Obama's tax plan. It also has links to a tax caluclator that would show you how much your family would be effected. Interesting read.

http://www.greenfaucet.com/hanlons-pub/dueling-obama-tax-calculators/91256

Posted by: macebruce | October 30, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a Freeloader!


$150,000 shopping sprees (at all the best "elitist" shops, no less), on the Republican National Committee tab.
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
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$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state.
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http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
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All this, when she already makes $125,000 a year as governor and pockets an extra $22,883 in energy extraction royalties.


Sarah Palin is a chisler supreme.


All of which makes the fact that she charged $16,951 in expenses charged to the state, including 312 per diem allowances for staying in her own home just that much more amazing.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
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A dual income family, with Sarah earning $125K. Free travel (even for the family), and now free clothes, hair and makeup. They can actually go out in her backyard and shoot a moose, keeping her family in free mooseburger for a year. And still she feels the need to cheat. Shoot that moose for free and still charge the state $60 per burger. And she claims she deserves every bit of it.


Now that's what I call a perverse sense of entitlement.


"Sounds like socialism to me," to borrow a phrase.


Just another fake "bootstrapper" Republican. What a shocker!


Meanwhile, we all have to endure the indignity of Palin turning the campaign for the Vice Presidency into some kind of FOX reality TV makeover show, where they take some ridiculously not-ready-for-prime-time pol and dress her up, push her out on the stage, and see if they can turn her into a VP in 10 weeks.


What the hell, right? It's just being second in line to the nuclear launch codes. No big thing. We could even do a whole co-promotional deal with moose sandwiches at Subway.


Thanks, Republicans. You sure do love our country n' stuff. I hope you enjoy your newly minted permanent 4th party gadfly status starting in Jan 09.
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

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