Tuesday, March 25, 2008

One Misspoke - The Other Sticks Foot In Mouth - Again

Ay yi yi.

Hillary, in an attempt to convince us that 8 years as first lady makes her more than qualified to be President, tells a little tale about landing under sniper fire in Bosnia. But it didn't happen (shocker). Her campaign then goes on to tell us Ms. Clinton "misspoke". In a prepared speech. On an event that she wrote about in her book "Living History". But she misspoke, this time, y'all, really.

In the other corner we have Mr. Obama who has become a constant and consistent source of entertainment. When he is not going around refusing to severe ties with his crazazy Pastor all the while throwing his typical white grandmother under the bus, we find that Obama's national campaign co-chair (and his point person for all things military), Gen. Merrill McPeak is hostile toward Isreal. Just like Susan Powers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Anyone notice any sort of theme here in the Obama camp? Gen. McPeak states American Jews are at fault for preventing peace in Isreal. (via Powerline blog)

Robert Goldberg at the American Spectator provides the details. Goldberg points to a 2003 interview McPeak gave to the Oregonian newspaper, which included this exchange:

McPeak: We don't have a playbook for the Middle East. You know, for instance, obviously, a part of that long-term strategy would be getting the Israelis and the Palestinians together at . . . something other than a peace process. Process is not a substitute for achievement or settlement. And even so the process has gone off the tracks, but the process isn't enough. . . . We need to get it fixed and only we have the authority with both sides to move them towards that. Everybody knows that.

Q: So where's the problem? State? White House?

McPeak: New York City. Miami. We have a large vote - vote, here in favor of Israel. And no politician wants to run against it.

McPeak goes on and calls Israel's want to defend itself as "radical". Interesting. Does Obama feel the same way? I would hazard a guess that based on the people he is surrounding himself with that answer is a resounding yes. Remember, this guy McPeak, should Obama become president, stands a real chance at being Sec Def. Egads.