Sunday, May 27, 2007

Here We Go Again

Anything to get elected. Boston Globe (05.27.07), via TPM:
"In defending the Iraq war, leading Republican presidential contenders are increasingly echoing words and phrases used by President Bush in the run-up to the war that reinforce the misleading impression that Iraq was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

In the May 15 Republican debate in South Carolina, Senator John McCain of Arizona suggested that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden would 'follow us home' from Iraq -- a comment some viewers may have taken to mean that bin Laden was in Iraq, which he is not."

GOP rivals embrace unproven Iraq-9/11 tie

"Former New York mayor Rudolph Guiliani asserted, in response to a question about Iraq, that 'these people want to follow us here and they have followed us here. Fort Dix happened a week ago.'"

"However, none of the six people arrested for allegedly plotting to attack soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey were from Iraq."

Eighteen more months of this, oh boy.

As Steve at TPM notes, these are the top-tier GOP candidates for your president.



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