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Weekend Update

(catching up on the news of the weekend, as I spent this past one in a bubble…..)

From Sen. Biden, yesterday on Meet the Press (emphasis mine):

Far from–look, the bottom line here is that it’s–let’s–the surge is over. Here’s the real point. Whether or not the surge worked is almost irrelevant now. We’re in a new deal. What is the administration doing? They’re doing what Barack Obama has suggested over 14 months ago, turn responsibility over and draw down our troops. We’re about to get a deal from the president of the United States and Maliki, the head of the Iraqi government, that’s going to land on my desk as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee saying we’re going to set a timeline to draw down our forces. The only guy in America out of step is John McCain.

So…..let me get this right….the only guy in America who doesn’t get it is the one who advocated a “surge” of forces into Iraq before the surge began? Um, by my thinking, wouldn’t that actually put him a few steps ahead of the curve? Not to mention the fact that…..wasn’t it the surge that put the conditions in place for us to even start talking about “withdrawal?”

And then, there’s the Obama military gaffe (again, emphasis mine):

Speaking to ABC’s “This Week,” Obama said, “You know, I had to sign up for Selective Service when I graduated from high school. And I was growing up in Hawaii, and I have friends whose parents were in the military. There are a lot of Army, military bases there. And I actually always thought of the military as an enobling and, you know, honorable option.

“But keep in mind — I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren’t engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it’s not an option that I ever decided to pursue.”

I guess it might be commendable that Obama thought about joining the military. Except for one small problem with the registration requirement (from the Selective Service website):

The registration requirement was suspended in April 1975. It was resumed again in 1980 by President Carter in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.


Misstatements we can believe in, I guess.



Written by Coby Dillard

September 9, 2008 at 7:59 am

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  1. Obama and Biden have been twisting themselves in knots these past few days. I am surprised that Obama has been so focused on attacking Palin. It only highlights his own contradictions and inexperience. He should stay above the fray and stick to the issues.

    Looks like white women and previously undecided independents are moving to McCain.

    Interesting days ahead…Palin’s interview with Charlie Gibson, the debates…I’ll be checking back to get your reactions.



    September 9, 2008 at 6:40 pm

  2. Thought you might enjoy this photo.

    D. I don’t know…would it be better for McCain to be loved as well? People seem to be more enthusiastic about Palin than him.


    September 9, 2008 at 6:49 pm

  3. Graduated in June ’79, registered July ’80. Deceit or mistake?

    Its almost 30 years ago, I would give anyone the benefit of the doubt.

    Obama can’t remember when he registered, McCain can’t recall how many houses he owns, Palin can’t remember if she has been to Iraq or not.


    D. All we need now is for Biden to forget something. One of my biggest strategic problems with Obama is that he says a lot of stuff that appeals to the masses, but that doesn’t hold up under scrutiny. It happens a lot more when he’s off the teleprompter. Someone should be checking this stuff for him and advising him on whether it (1) should be said at all, and if so (2) how to say it without distorting the facts. Deceit…probably not, but if you’re gonna pander, at least do it with something resembling the truth.


    September 18, 2008 at 1:28 am

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