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

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

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.


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.

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL:

Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by cognitivedissident published on February 12, 2007 3:45 PM.

happy Darwin Day! was the previous entry in this blog.

origami is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Monthly Archives


  • About
  • Contact
OpenID accepted here Learn more about OpenID
Powered by Movable Type 5.031