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"He Will Die..." and the "Gates of Hell..."

McCain and former Gov. Mitt Romney just had a brief competition to see who could talk tougher about the capture of Osama bin-Laden.

John McCain
The candidates tried to one-up each other on the issue of tracking down al-Qaeda chief bin Laden. Watch a video excerpt. (MSNBC)

Asked about his remark that America should not move "heaven and earth" to catch bin-Laden, Romney said he meant only that he didn't "want to buy into the Democratic pitch that this is about one person."

Making sure people know where he stands on the issue, Romney added: "He is going to pay and he will die."

McCain was asked a question on immigration but quickly pivoted to address bin-Laden. "We will bring him to justice," McCain said. "I will follow him to the gates of hell."


By Chris Cillizza  |  May 3, 2007; 8:30 PM ET
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I surely hope McCain wasn't serious about taking the country "To the gates of Hell" just to capture Osama. Despite the fact that that is exactly what Osama hopes this country 's response is, his capture would be quite trivial in the grand scheme of things. The US has blindly followed the lead of radical Islam and provided a most effective recruitment tool for their cause. Plainly put, their are more angry muslim men on the planet than there were prior to our invasion. We have used our might to our detriment and appear to be no more the wise for our ignorance. Strength = Might + Wisdom.

Posted by: Kenny Shannon | May 6, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for the double post, I thought the automated WaPo morality police nabbed the first post for it's bold references to the infernal regions. Again, sorry for waisting everybodies time.

Posted by: dijetlo | May 5, 2007 9:15 AM | Report abuse

-McCain said. "I will follow him to the gates of he11."-
As long as we stop at the gates, John. We don't have an exit strategy for Iraq, much less He11.
Maybe we should just look for him in Pakistan, 'cause if we wait for him to reach the gates o' he11, we've probably missed our chance.

Posted by: dijetlo | May 5, 2007 9:12 AM | Report abuse

--"We will bring him to justice," McCain said. "I will follow him to the gates of hell."--

Well, as long as we agree it's just to the gates. We don't have an exit strategy to get out of Iraq, I can't imagine we are going to be able to develop one to get us out of Hell.
In any case, I think we should start looking for him in Pakistan, if we wait for him to get to Hell we've missed our chance.

Posted by: dijetlo | May 5, 2007 8:31 AM | Report abuse

US President Tim Kalemkarian, US Senate Tim Kalemkarian, US House Tim Kalemkarian: best major candidate.

Posted by: anonymous | May 4, 2007 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Man, the republicans are being thrown the same fluffy questions over and over. It's mostly about proving whether or not they are pro life. It seems the republican party and the republican people are afraid to deal with the critical issues of Iraq and Afghanistan. How lame.

Posted by: tazmodious | May 3, 2007 9:01 PM | Report abuse

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