Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ignorance is bliss...

..except when you are running for President, then it's dangerous:

TYLER, Texas (AP) _ Republican presidential hopeful John McCain mocked Democrat Barack Obama on Wednesday for he saying he would take action as president ''if al-Qaida is forming a base in Iraq.''

''When you examine that statement, it's pretty remarkable,'' McCain told a crowd in Tyler, Texas.

''I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It's called 'al-Qaida in Iraq,''' McCain said, drawing laughter at Obama's expense.

McCain said he had not watched the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night but was told of Obama's response when asked if as president he would reserve the right to send U.S. troops back into Iraq to quell an insurrection or civil war.

Obama did not say whether he'd send troops but responded: ''As commander in chief, I will always reserve the right to make sure that we are looking out for American interests. And if al-Qaida is forming a base in Iraq, then we will have to act in a way that secures the American homeland and our interests abroad.''

Update: I just saw Obama reacting to McCain. First he makes a joke like "Well, duh, I know al-Qaida is in Iraq" But then goes on to say al-Qaida wasn't there before and how Bush got us in the ill gotten war.

First of all, he said "if" al-Qaida is forming a base. Sorry, that is what you said Senator. Second of all, Bush never said al-Qaida was in Iraq at the beginning of the war. He said he wanted to keep Saddam from giving them safe haven and weapons to kill us. Considering that we have pretty much defeated al-Qaida in Iraq, I'd say we accomplished a pretty awesome goal. Defeating those that flew our planes into our buildings. I wonder if Obama would agree with that?