Monday, April 28, 2008

McCain: the Bin Laden Candidate?

Following directly on the heels of John “100 Years War” McCain’s designed-for-the-gullible charge that Senator Barack Obama is the favorite presidential candidate of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas (while McCain claims he’d be Hamas’ “worst nightmare”), Time magazine’s Joe Klein writes today:
If McCain wants to go that route, I can suggest another: that John McCain is probably the favorite candidate of Osama bin Laden, just as George W. Bush was Osama’s presidential preference.

Why? Because both Bush and McCain have bought Osama’s disinformation about Iraq being the central front in the war on terrorism. Of course, bin Laden wants the gullible neocons to take the Iraq bait because Afghanistan really is the central front of the war on terrorism--more precisely the Afghan-Pakistani border areas where the real Al Qaeda lives. The war in Iraq has been a grand strategic gift to Osama, keeping the U.S. military tied down elsewhere and off his tail.
Bush, McCain, and their Republican’t compatriots (along with Joe Lieberman) have embroiled the United States in a violent occupation of Iraq that threatens to do long-term damage to the U.S. economy and is creating international animosity toward the United States. Tens of thousands of American soldiers are being sent to die or be mangled halfway around the world, in a war based on lies and the inability of a president to admit when he’s wrong. And Bush hopes to continue this madness by helping to elect a philosophical clone.

Undoubtedly, bin Laden sleeps with a smile on his face.

READ MORE:Obama Accuses McCain of ‘Losing His Bearings’ with Comment” (AP). The video is here.

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