Saturday, September 27, 2008

Debate Shows Obama In Over His Head

Aside from looking angry throughout the debate at Ole Miss last night, Obama also lost points for, take your pick, lying or just being poorly prepared. During the questioning on Iran, McCain pointed to Obama's past comments that he would engage in talks with Iran without preconditions, something that foreign policy experts have hammered him on. At one point in the debate, a clearly incredulous McCain uttered the words, "oh, please".

Obama proceeded to claim that McCain's own advisor, Henry Kissinger, agreed with Obama on his stance and incorrectly stated that Kissinger also advocated discussions with no preconditions. McCain called him on it and that was the end of the discussion on that subject.

Well, Henry Kissinger got on the television and slammed Obama hard. Here's what he had to say:

"Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality."

Perhaps Obama misunderstood whatever it is he thinks he heard Kissinger say, fine. Suffice it to say, he has been proven dead wrong.

There was another Obama moment in the debate that could only be characterized as a blatant lie. Discussing spending, Obama said that we're spending billions of dollars on missile defense. He then went on to say:
"Uh, and I actually believe that we need missile defense because of Iran and North Korea and the potential for them to obtain uh, uh, uh, or to launch nuclear weapons."


That's not what he said in this recent campaign ad.

But hey, there are two more presidential debates to go, and I'm sure Obama will hear all about the advent of the internet by then. Maybe he'll even learn that everything he's said publicly in the past is there for all to see and hear. Then again, maybe not.

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1 comment:

Cooling Baltimore said...

I'll be so scared for our country if Obama gets elected.