McCain and Obama tangle over Iraq pul...

McCain and Obama tangle over Iraq pullout

There are 48 comments on the news.yahoo.com story from Feb 27, 2008, titled McCain and Obama tangle over Iraq pullout . In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama faced off on Wednesday in a possible prelude to a U.S. presidential election battle, tangling over whether Iraq would be prey for al Qaeda if U.S. troops are withdrawn.

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“make mine a double, please”

Since: Sep 07

chicago

#26 Feb 28, 2008
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello again, Schmitty. I see you didn't flush.
why larry! you little hypocrite, you...
you can dish it out, but you sure can't take it ... why am i not surprised?

“True Blue is the best color”

Since: Feb 08

New York, NY

#27 Feb 28, 2008
Obama's not going to win this one - sorry.
Schmitty

United States

#28 Feb 28, 2008
OBAMA HUSSEIN WANTS TO BADLY SURRENDER TO MUSLIM TERRORISTS - VERY INTERESTING!

HIS GOOD BUDDIES AYERS & FARRAKAN ARE EAGER TO HELP OBAMA GET ELECTED!!!

OBAMA LOOKED VERY FOOLISH IN HIS LIES & INACCURATE STATEMENTS ABOUT THE WAR ON TERROR AND HOMELAND SECURITY!!!

OBAMA AND HIS WIFE ADMIT THEY DON'T LIKE THE US & THEY BOTH ATTEND A RACIST CHURCH THAT GAVE A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO FARRAKAN!!!

HILLARY LOOKS PRETTY GOOD RIGHT ABOUT NOW!!!
x-nutmegger

Scottsdale, AZ

#29 Feb 28, 2008
Billy C wrote:
<quoted text>
But I don't see any candidate really wanting change, thus is the nature of politics. You support me and I will support you later is what they do and Obama isnít any different. IMO that is why he isnít really preaching change or it would be change accross the board.
All three want change that is for sure.

But how to is the differences .

The Messiah and McCain want to cut all self-interests groups power it seems .
Hillary only wants to cut the ones she doesn't like.

All want to change taxes . Two raise , one lower.

All want more jobs but how do you do it ?
Gov't payroll make work ?
Protectionism n' tariffs ?
Make us more competitive ?

Health care way too expensive and all, agree ?
Raise taxes and pay everybody health care including boob jobs , sex changes , Botox ?

Make health care more competitive and stop the Ambulance Chasing Lawyers ( John Edwards ) from raping the system for profit ?

As to our likeability in the world , it's improved greatly but nobody wants to tell you.

Iraq , Angelina Jolie said today for us to stay and provide security in resettling the country.
Yes or no ?
The Messiah has a looming problem here.
Hillary won't and McCain won't.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#30 Feb 28, 2008
just had lunch wrote:
<quoted text>
why larry! you little hypocrite, you...
you can dish it out, but you sure can't take it ... why am i not surprised?
It depends on the kind of crap you're throwing.
JCD

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#31 Feb 28, 2008
Myself wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, stop lying. You're like totally wrong. It's not what Obama said and he promised to change things. Just wait, I have hope. Obama will unite us and save the world. Yes we can!
I am a Obama supporter and I hope he gets elected. I am merely stating a fact based on reality. You have to look at the full iceberg, not just the tip floating in the water.

Obama 2008!
JCD

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#32 Feb 28, 2008
Schmitty wrote:
the US would be bombarderd by muslim terrorists if obama hussein becomes presidint and surrenders in the war on terror!!!
he is so inexperienced he has not even perfected his LIE techniques yet - ala hillary!!!
his lies and his socialist-muslim sympathy leanings are too obvious!!!
barack hussein obama is his name - it is a fact!
his racist church gave racist farrakan their livetime achievement award!
it was given to farrakan by obama's daughter!
he has chicago connections with muslim terrorist money donors!
Mccain knows the SURGE is working - and following this war on terror 'til the end is the BEST way to secure America!!!
To protect our kids and our families - VOTE MCCAIN!!!
The Islamic fascists will not give up no matter who is president. I don't think Obama will back down against the terrorists based on the content of his statements. He keeps saying he reserves the right to review the situation before acting. This tells me that he probably will not pull out of Iraq, especially if it will look like a defeat for America. He would want to win reelection and no president will risk an action that would secure a defeat. Besides, McCain-Mutiny is a little on the senile side to have control of the shiny red nuclear button. McCain-Mutiny also looks weak and anemic, its not his fault, its just the way it is. I am more concerned about the appearance that McCain would give to our enemies.
JCD

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#33 Feb 28, 2008
brush lee wrote:
what hillary was having a lap dance with obama while mc pain watched ?
Poor Obama. That makes me want to shudder the thought!!!!

Let's all commit to defeating the evil lap dancing liberty vampire from NY.

Obama 2008!
athy

Northridge, CA

#34 Feb 28, 2008
Shout Out 2 All Who Care About Protecting Our Election Process-

URGENT-To BE ACTED UPON BEFORE TUESDAY MARCH 4 (NEXT WEEK)

It is up to indep journalists, educators, & others who care about our election process 2 inform & educate each other- NO MATTER WHICH CANDIDATE YOU SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT

If u c interesting info on internet Ėincluding blogs- send email 2 people u know so they can be informed. Copy info. Opinions r great but also collect facts from RELIABLE sources & passing them on 2 people so they can make up their own minds. Include links 2 websites that you find informative. Keep looking on the blogosphere as we will be sending each other links to important sources of information so that we can decide .

∑ ESPECIALLY pass on info 2 people u know who live in Ohio Rhode Island Texas and Vermont. Their primaries & caucuses r next Tuesday March 4 (Rep & Dem)

∑ Ask people u know if they know where 2 vote & if need help 2 get there. If so offer 2 drive them

∑ Keep posting information you collect, and opinion pieces on the blogosphere. Links 2 sources of information r especially valuable

∑ Send letters 2 media outlets (newspapers,tv, radio). let them know who u support and why

∑ Show Respect on blogosphere. Dont get distracted. Dont waste time & energy engaging in useless discussions.

∑ Keep open mind when gathering information. donít b shy about respectfully challenging information someone is presenting 2 u



JOURNALISTS-WE NEED YOUR HELP.
CANCERS IN AMERICA

North Easton, MA

#35 Feb 28, 2008
Wake up USA wrote:
<quoted text>As a Republican if a Democrats has to get in, I would rather see Hillary there than this jive talker. Listen very carefuly and he says a lot of nothing. He is just a Rapper that you can understand but makes no point or has any sunstance to what he says. Stop, Look and Listen before you vote for this train wreck.
Of course you would rather see Hillary, since her husband is sleeping with Dubya's father...
Seems like you are the one who is still asleep...
"Jive Talker" huh, bet you won't go a couple of towns over and use that type of language... redneck...
CANCERS IN AMERICA

North Easton, MA

#36 Feb 28, 2008
Schmitty wrote:
OBAMA HUSSEIN WANTS TO BADLY SURRENDER TO MUSLIM TERRORISTS - VERY INTERESTING!
HIS GOOD BUDDIES AYERS & FARRAKAN ARE EAGER TO HELP OBAMA GET ELECTED!!!
OBAMA LOOKED VERY FOOLISH IN HIS LIES & INACCURATE STATEMENTS ABOUT THE WAR ON TERROR AND HOMELAND SECURITY!!!
OBAMA AND HIS WIFE ADMIT THEY DON'T LIKE THE US & THEY BOTH ATTEND A RACIST CHURCH THAT GAVE A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO FARRAKAN!!!
HILLARY LOOKS PRETTY GOOD RIGHT ABOUT NOW!!!
S*h*i*t*t*y is it? Put the tin can down and step slowly away from the swamp... it's effecting your brains...
athy

Northridge, CA

#37 Feb 29, 2008
Articles I read to better Understand Sen. Obama and his Policies

http://news.houstonpress.com/2008-02-28/news/...

http://www.taylormarsh.com/

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/u...

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html...

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/26/pol...

http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2008/02/26/oba...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-wilson/batt...

I tried to leave out publications that were sensational in nature and/or provided no real information to help us in our decision, That is-I left out any trashy stuff.Question everything you read for accuracy and slant. If you are not sure about a particular fact, send link to particular website publication out on blogosphere and ask bloggers if anyone can verify or refute certain whatever it is you are questioning.Please do the same if you find any articles (positive or negative ) about Sen Clinton or any other candidate. Also, send more articles about Sen Obama too.
brush lee

United States

#38 Feb 29, 2008
oboma watches too much oprah he will not win he is on a platform of radical change and it will not happen. McPain may but he has a small task too complete and will spend if allowed eight more years of explaining Iraq Hillary will promise change and alot may happen or we a led to believe this is our process and for eight years she did watch some oprah i betcha.
brush lee

United States

#39 Feb 29, 2008
the rst of the canadates need to stand on a soap box and lead us with courage.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#40 Feb 29, 2008
wear protection, it doesn't guarantee the prevention of anything. But, you can tell yourself, that you tried.
shaniqua

South Charleston, OH

#41 Feb 29, 2008
Further proof B HUSSEIN Obama is Muslim:

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/another-ph...
shaniqua

South Charleston, OH

#42 Feb 29, 2008
athy wrote:
...I tried to leave out publications that were sensational in nature and/or provided no real information...
Those are ALL anti-USA liberal rags. I wouldn't line
my catbox with a copy of any of them. UGH!!
messiah

Morganville, NJ

#43 Feb 29, 2008
These are elections ,let us not forget. why this bitter hatred that I am observing in most people on the forum. Calm down everyone .Let us reserve our fight against foreign enemies who are the real threat to our great nation and rally behind the candidate who can best save our nation from such dangerous enemies.The enemy is not within the US but outside of it.The nation is at peril and we need to be realistic about it.Every presidential candidate has his strong points as well as his shortcomings. so we voters, need to do our math here and decide for ourselves as to who is best equipped to serve our nation best.right now is the only chance we have to peruse all the candidates properly .Oprah Winfrey or Ellen Degeneres or the media should not be telling us whom to vote for. We are the most powerful nation in the world and we can think on our own,thank you. Our life,our children,our money,our safety and our well being is at stake here. Do we hand it all to JUST any one without at least thinking about it rationally and carefully? We have the right to be happy and prosperous,just like the world on the other side of the Atlantic. It is our right to have an effective,affordable healthcare like the rest of the world has.And also whoever is at the helm HAS to protect our nation. All the presidential candidates are not offering anything extraordinary. Our education system sucks.Our children are not safe in schools. People cannot afford to live in their own homes.Debts are threatening to engulf us all. we cannot have a secure old age. Seniors have to work to pay their taxes and to put food on the table.Our borders are not secure.crime rates are skyrocketing.
why aren't we talking about these issues?
And just remember while the ordinary folks struggle hard to make ends meet these politicians and their families would be sitting pretty in their beautiful homes,getting the best of everything money can buy. and once they get elected they would not bother about the empty promises they made to us just to get to the most powerful post in the world. I know it is a tough choice but it is time to think hard and rally behind the best candidate who is capable of sticking to his words and at the same times shows integrity, honesty and capability to serve our nation best.

which is the candidate who can best address these issues?
THINK.THINK.THINK.
WHICH IS THE BEST CANDIDATE WHO CAN REALISTICALLY HANDLE THESE ISSUES?

JOHN MCCAIN
OR
BARACK OBAMA
OR
HILLARY CLINTON

and let us not allow race or gender or age come in the way of our decisions.
Roy

Tucson, AZ

#44 Feb 29, 2008
JCD wrote:
<quoted text>
The Islamic fascists will not give up no matter who is president. I don't think Obama will back down against the terrorists based on the content of his statements. He keeps saying he reserves the right to review the situation before acting. This tells me that he probably will not pull out of Iraq, especially if it will look like a defeat for America. He would want to win reelection and no president will risk an action that would secure a defeat. Besides, McCain-Mutiny is a little on the senile side to have control of the shiny red nuclear button. McCain-Mutiny also looks weak and anemic, its not his fault, its just the way it is. I am more concerned about the appearance that McCain would give to our enemies.
"I don't think Obama ... This tells me... He would want..."

Thanks JCD. You've just summed up my complaint about the Obama campaign. We are all left to supposition and interpretations of what he says. Obama supporters always 'fill in the blanks' for him to best fit the discussion at hand.

I think this exchange with McCain is the first real example of what he would do in office. The Democratic debates so far have been very deficient in the policies of the candidates with loads of touchy-feely softballs tossed by the moderators.

BTW, staying in Iraq for whatever reason is a complete flip-flop of his campaign rhetoric. And yet, I haven't heard any outcry from Obama supporters about his 'new' position on Iraq.

Once again just let it slide. No reason to confront him. That would be bad. Better to not rock the boat. Wouldn't want to suggest the emperor has no clothes...

But kudos for recognizing the threat of the Islamic fascists.
Frank

West Hartford, CT

#46 Feb 29, 2008
Wake up USA wrote:
<quoted text>As a Harvard Grad Class of 82, I would rather have someone as President who had been somewhre else. After seeing what Obama has to offer, I am not sure he could make the decisions that are needed for this country to survive. Listen to this guy, he says a lot but says nothing. He is elling you air. He believes in the theory that a sucker is born every second and he is waiting to take them. Listen and you might see through his words, or worse yet regret your in attention next year when you have allof those tax increases and a governmnet run like Jimmy Carter Administration. Sleep tight until 1/20/09 and then wake up to the real reality of what is happening to you. You will have 4 years to rue your mesmerization by this guy.
Are you saying Bushes term did more than Carters? Go back to Harvard and read a history book,ask the librarian for help maybe you can find something under camp david accord or nobel prize for peace.

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