MoveOn Joins Obama in McCain Smear

by Sean Hackbarth, the far Left, military-attacking, Iraq War defeatist, Afghanistan War opposing, Obama endorsing group will be running an ad joining its favored candidate in smearing Sen. John McCain. The “100 years” smear is contagious.

“It’s clear that the end is very much in sight.”

The RNC provided me with a full quote of what Sen. McCain said. Reader beware. I haven’t found links [emphasis mine]:

Well, I think John McWethy’s report is very accurate. We’ve still got the oil fields in the north that have to be secured. Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown, I would imagine there’ll be some die hards there that, but I think that we, it, it’s clear that the end is, is, is very much in sight. And, and today I think Americans should be very proud of their leadership, of their technology. But most of all, of the men and women in the military. We could pause just a moment and be very, very proud. There’s some great challenges ahead, setting up a new government, stopping the looting that’s going on right now, and the chaos that’s, that, that’s bound to ensue in a place where it’s been in the iron grip of an oppressive dictatorship. But they’re doing a marvelous job, but they’ve still got a ways to go.

As for McCain saying, “[I] don’t think Americans are concerned if we’re there for 100 years or 1,000 years or 10,000 years” the RNC provided the full quote. Again reader beware:

I] don’t think Americans are concerned if we’re there for 100 years or 1,000 years or 10,000 years. What they care about is a sacrifice of our most precious treasure, and that’s American blood. So what I’m saying is look, if Americans are there in a support role, but they’re not taking casualties, that’s fine.

McCain would have no trouble seeing U.S. troops in Iraq under the same circumstances as troops in Germany and Japan. Such “nuance” flies over the heads of They’d much rather cherry pick words to rile up their supporters and fill up their coffers.

In Sen. Obama’s “new politics” he can talk all he wants about how he’ll avoid negative ads. He could go beyond “just words” and do the right thing by denouncing’s misleading ad. But then that would require him to admit he’s been smearing McCain for some time.

See for yourself what Sen. McCain said about how long troops could be in Iraq:

Compare Obama’s inaction to McCain chastising the North Carolina GOP for using Jeremiah Wright in an anti-Obama ad. Yes, he annoys me when he does that but it looks more sincere than Sen. “New Politics’” empty rhetoric. I wonder if his blatant smears have had anything to do with Obama’s negatives going up?

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4 Responses to “MoveOn Joins Obama in McCain Smear”


You still don’t get it, Sean. The American people want our troops home now. An American army of occupation won’t fly.


Grumps, I can read polls that say a majority of Americans (not “the American people”) want troops out of Iraq, but I also have the common sense notion that if troops weren’t in the line of fire and getting killed there wouldn’t be as much opposition. No one’s complaining about troops in Germany and Japan.

Besides all that Democrats should have the guts to use McCain’s words correctly. If they do then it’s no longer a smear. You still don’t get that.


And on top of it all, Obama has said that he wants to keep a force in Iraq to basically be like what we’ve had in Japan and Germany. He seems to make sure he phrases it in such a way that he fools the American public into thinking it’s different than what McCain has said. It’s not.


Josh, from a report I read (sorry don’t remember where) Obama has dropped the “100 years” riff from his stump speech. If true it means he knew even he couldn’t get away with his smear.

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