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    Filed at 9:47 am under by dcobranchi

    and then Spain?

    16 Responses to “AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ…”


    Comment by
    Rob
    September 18th, 2008
    at 12:57 pm

    I can’t say for sure if McCain knew he was talking about Spain or not – I’m guessing he missed the first time the reporter said “Spain”, and he did not know the president’s name. I don’t either – the Prime Minister has more weight in that country. A US president would want to meet with the PM, not the president. The same way we don’t really care who the president of Russia is – Putin is the guy to meet with.

    It’s obvious McCain did know that Spain has an issue with militant islamists operating in it’s country, and Spain’s govt is dealing with them with appeasement. Al Qaeda got the PM of Spain elected by blowing up 200 people on a train, and Zapatero rewarded them by removing all troops from Iraq as one of his first acts. So yeah, we’ve been chilly towards the socialists in Spain ever since 2004-05.

    Rob


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 18th, 2008
    at 2:57 pm

    I think Josh Marshall nails it here.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 18th, 2008
    at 3:19 pm

    and more.


    Comment by
    Rob
    September 18th, 2008
    at 6:14 pm

    Now, if you really want to let the air out of a hawkish Palin supporter’s sails, you have to mention her “Bush doctrine” interview with Matthews. Either she wasn’t interested in talking specifics, or she didn’t know what the Bush doctrine was. Either way, it’s taken me several notchess off my Palin high.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 18th, 2008
    at 6:30 pm

    government is going to be solely looked to for the answers in all of the problems in Wall Street, but government can play a very, very appropriate role in the oversight as people are trusting these companies with their life savings, with their investments, with their insurance policies and construction bonds and everything else.

    AIG holds lots of construction bonds? WTF?

    Not even ready for sub-prime time.


    Comment by
    Toni
    September 18th, 2008
    at 6:50 pm

    Not to worry, Palin has everything under control:
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    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 18th, 2008
    at 6:58 pm

    And speaking of construction bonds


    Comment by
    don
    September 18th, 2008
    at 7:04 pm

    “A US president would want to meet with the PM, not the president. The same way we don’t really care who the president of Russia is – Putin is the guy to meet with.”

    Gee… I don’t know. Is it unreasonable to expect that the leader of the most powerful nation on earth should know all of the above?


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 18th, 2008
    at 7:17 pm

    Zapatero is Prime Minister of Spain.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 18th, 2008
    at 7:20 pm

    From wiki:

    Zapatero has said that, as a youngster, “as I remember it, I used to participate in late night conversations with my father and brother about politics, law or literature”.[5] He says that his family taught him to be “tolerant, thoughtful, prudent and austere”.[6]

    No wonder McCain doesn’t like him.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 18th, 2008
    at 7:33 pm

    And CNN just piles on:

    Sarah Palin likes to tell voters around the country about how she “put the government checkbook online” in Alaska. On Thursday, Palin suggested she would take that same proposal to Washington.

    “We’re going to do a few new things also,” she said at a rally in Cedar Rapids. “For instance, as Alaska’s governor, I put the government’s checkbook online so that people can see where their money’s going. We’ll bring that kind of transparency, that responsibility, and accountability back. We’re going to bring that back to D.C.”

    There’s just one problem with proposing to put the federal checkbook online – somebody’s already done it. His name is Barack Obama.

    She’s in so far over her head I almost feel sorry for her.

    Not!


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 18th, 2008
    at 7:34 pm

    Give it up, Rob. She’s this year’s Dan Quayle.


    Comment by
    christine
    September 18th, 2008
    at 8:22 pm

    I hope not, Quayle was VP after all.


    Comment by
    Rob
    September 18th, 2008
    at 11:45 pm

    Quayle was also a brilliant defense guy. Turned into a bumbling idiot within 20 yards of a microphone, but if you ever read stuff he wrote, it was like two different people.

    Anyway, when the choice is between a strong geopolitical guy and veep with a sharp learning curve, and Obama (who may or may not know himself what the Bush doctrine is, only that he’s against it), the choice may not be comforting, but it’s still clear.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    September 19th, 2008
    at 4:39 am

    Strong geopolitical guy? Are you following the election at all? McCain might have been once. Now the most charitable thing one can say about him is that he’s “confused.” Almost Reaganesque, in fact.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    September 19th, 2008
    at 8:46 am

    And the only thing that suggests “sharp learning curve” about Palin is that she has so much to learn about everything! — what credbile case is there that she’s ever learned anything valuable to our Country First needs, ever in her life experience or under formal tutelage? Seriously. This is a woman with a stunning lack of intellectual capacity or interest.