Wow, in what seems like a nasty flashback sequence worthy of Saturday Night Live (trademark NBC of course), NEW Sen. Barack Obama has apologized for saying our American men and women of the Armed Forces were just wasting their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is apologizing for saying the lives of the more than 3,000 U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war were "wasted."So, he made a statement immediately knowing that he misspoke, but then waited a day or more to issue an apology for it. Interestingly enough, he issued his apology only after the Blogosphere caught wind of it and criticized him for his hateful, spiteful, anti-military rhetoric.
During his first campaign trip this weekend, the Illinois senator told a crowd in Iowa: "We now have spent $400 billion and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted."
He immediately apologized on Sunday, saying the remark was "a slip of the tongue."
During an appearance Monday in Nashua, N.H., he apologized again, telling reporters he meant to criticize the civilian leadership of the war, not those serving in the military."Even as I said it, I realized I had misspoken," Obama said.
If he knew it was wrong then, then why didn't he correct himself then. I think Charles from LGF has it right also.
Doesn't this whole thing sound eerily familiar?
We’re supposed to believe that a candidate for president is going around the country giving speeches completely off the cuff. Improvising as he goes. And just happens to end up insulting the military.
Sen. Kerry: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”You can find all of the Kerry Insanity disease here at hotair.com
And what of Sen. Kerry's apology(s)???:
Senator John Kerry issued the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, assorted right wing nut-jobs, and right wing talk show hosts desperately distorting Kerry’s comments about President Bush to divert attention from their disastrous record:Oh, and the other version of his apology??
“If anyone thinks a veteran would criticize the more than 140,000 heroes serving in Iraq and not the president who got us stuck there, they’re crazy. This is the classic G.O.P. playbook. I’m sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did.
“I said it was a botched joke. Of course, I’m sorry about a botched joke.”I don't trust any of these anti-military people as far as a crocodile can swallow them. If a person is unable to support this country's military, then they should leave and move to a country who's military they do support.... say Cuba, China or Russia.
But what scares me the most about all of this, is the sheer silence from the people of this nation. When members of our elected Congress defame and criticize the members of our famed military they should be CENSURED!! Conservatives of Congress need to start standing up for our fighting men and women.