Tuesday, February 13, 2007


As Barak Obama gave his list of costs of a war that he says he never would have supported, he made the statement that this war also meant that 3000 had "wasted" their lives. He quickly understood the potential damage of that statement and shortly after the speech told a reporter. First the statement made at the speech:

"We ended up launching a war that should have never been authorized and should have never been waged -- and to which we now have spent $400 billion and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted."

Now his damage control:
He backtracked in an interview with the Des Moines Register, saying: "I was actually upset with myself. Their sacrifices are never wasted; that was sort of a slip of the tongue as I was speaking.
"The sacrifices they have made are unbelievable. What I meant to say was those sacrifices have not been honored by the same attention to strategy, diplomacy and honesty on the part of civilian leadership," he added.

So what he really meant to say was that President Bush was not concerned with strategy, or diplomacy and in fact was lying! Obama meant to say that there was not a lot of attention paid to the situation in Iraq. I am not sure which statement is worse. His description of those who gave their lives as "wasted" is a gross, heinous disrespect of those in our military, in fact it is so bad it is almost Hillary like! The second statement disrespecting our President in a time of war is also incredibly ignorant and in fact is so bad it is almost Kennedyesque, if that is even a word!

What we are seeing with Barak Obama is more of the same. When interviewed this weekend for 60 Minutes, his wife was asked about fear of harm coming to her husband. Her answer was that as a black man her husband could just as easily get shot pumping gas. A revealing play of the race card, which Obama and his wife are inclined to do. To suggest in Obama's America in 2007 that he has a real chance of being shot pumping gas is absurd. Only those drinking the Kool-Aid from the left actually believe this. Obama and his wife, I am sure, do not even believe that.

So it took only one weekend to see the real Obama being revealed. Not the rock star who can do no wrong, although many will see him that way until real issues have to be discussed. But the real Obama is a liberal Democrat socialist (redundant?) who prostitutes his race for political gain and has the usual disrespect for the military that befits his politics. It would take too long to discuss the ignorance and naivete of his statement calling for a firm date for withdrawal of our troops. Suffice it to say that is Commander in Chief 101, which he has already failed!

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pastor tom