the (attempted) swift-boating of Obama, part two

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Say what you will about Barack Obama’s past, but he’s shaping up to be a formidable candidate. According to this RawStory article, when Australian PM John Howard tried to swift-boat Obama with this quote:

"If I was running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008, and pray, as many times as possible, for a victory not only for Obama, but also for the Democrats."

Obama fired back with:

"I think it's flattering that one of George Bush's allies on the other side of the world started attacking me the day after I announced. […] I would also note that we have close to 140,000 troops in Iraq, and my understanding is Mr Howard has deployed 1,400 […] I would suggest that he calls up another 20,000 Australians and sends them to Iraq. Otherwise it's just a bunch of empty rhetoric."

I’m glad to see such a quick and forceful response from Obama, because the Right’s repeated slander of the Left as weak and pro-terrorist can’t be ignored.

It needs to be slapped down.

Hard.

Every single time.

Like it or not, their bullshit needs to be responded to; otherwise, it will fester into another group like Swift Boat Liars for Bush. That can’t EVER happen if Obama wants to win.

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