A McCAIN END-TIMER GRASPS AT STRAWS
Charles Krauthammer in today's Washington Post, endorsing John McCain:
Who do you want answering that phone at 3 a.m.? ... A foreign policy novice ... who refers to the most deliberate act of war since Pearl Harbor as "the tragedy of 9/11," a term more appropriate for a bus accident?
John McCain, January 30, 2008:
"I, like all Americans, will never forget the defining moment of recent American history, the tragedy of 9/11," McCain said.
John McCain, November 26, 2007:
"I don't know what experience [Rudy Giuliani] has besides a great job after the terrible tragedy of 9/11."
John McCain, September 3, 2003:
Months after the tragedy of September 11 depressed the commercial aircraft market and Boeing lost out on a bid for the Joint Strike Fighter, congressional appropriators -- congressional appropriators, not authorizers -- added a rider to the 2002 defense appropriations bill authorizing the Air Force to lease up to 100 Boeing 767s for use as aerial refueling tankers -- without a hearing.
Randy Schueneman, top adviser to John McCain, in a campaign conference call with reporters, June 4, 2008:
" ...Obama holds up the prosecution of the terrorists who bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 as a model for his administration, when in fact this failed approach of treating terrorism simply as a matter of law enforcement rather than a clear and present danger to the United States contributed to the tragedy of September 11th...."
Oh, and who said this?
We live in new circumstances in our country. And I hope people remember the -- I know they remember the tragedy of September the 11th, but I hope they understand the lesson of September the 11th.
(Yeah, I know: OMG HE CALLED 9/11 A "TRAGEDY"!!!!1!!! has been a right-wing talking point for a couple of weeks already.)