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McCain can’t spin for shit

February 20, 2008

I understand that experience is a good thing in life. It can help build and arsenal of learn-by-doing-and-failing knowhow. You know what else is a good way to know how to do the right thing? Insight and basic smarts.

That’s one of the reasons that the jibes at Sen. Obama for being inexperienced just don’t seem to be taking hold of the public. Anyone who has lived a life knows that experience is not the only way to be able to make appropriate decisions. Also, that shit can backfire.

Last night, Sen. John McCain made a weak move to misrepresent a statement by Obama, alleging that Obama wanted to bomb Pakistan, a U.S. ally. What Obama really said was this:

If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets, and President Musharraf won’t act, we will.

Not quite the same thing, Sen. McCain. Especially since this exact scenario was recently actioned by the CIA to take out a senior Al-Qaeda official. The CIA had the intel and had several times been roadblocked by the Pakistani government, so they went ahead with the mission, giving the Pakistani government a notice that the mission was underway.

In summary, not only was Sen. Barack Obama able to give a thoughtful response to a rhetorical question, he was soon proven correct when the CIA took the exact measures he described. It was a good try, McCain, but you’re still a dope.

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