RedHatBlueHat 3: McCain vs. Obama… Just Words?

June 6, 2008 · Filed Under Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Podcasts ·  

The third installment of RedHatBlueHat featured Tim Jones, Shawn Collins, Mike Allen and Sam Harrelson.

This week kicked off with discussions on the recent speeches by Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain.

Also, we talked about how Obama’s Hillary problem - how will he deal with her?

We also got into McCain’s address vs. Obama’s speech and their contrast in styles.

Some talk on prospective VP picks, and whether Obama will buck up and accept the challenge from John McCain to engage in weekly townhall meetings.

Episode 3 runs about 75 minutes.

John McCain on War

June 6, 2008 · Filed Under John McCain ·  

John McCain shares his thoughts on war.

Haditha Marine Found Not Guilty

June 6, 2008 · Filed Under Foreign Policy, Iraq ·  

Earlier this week a military jury acquitted a Camp Pendleton officer accused of trying to cover up the killings of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq.

If you recall back in 2005, there was an abundance of coverage of the reportedly unprovoked killing of two dozen Iraqis by a small number of Marines in Haditha, Iraq.

Leading the outrage was former Marine and Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha, who stated that his sourced inside the military told him “there was no firefight, there was no IED (improvised explosive device) that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood.”

When Barack Obama was asked about the situation, he stated “I would never second guess John Murtha … I think he’s somebody who knows of which he speaks.”

Maybe you should second guess somebody when they are condemning U.S. Marines and you don’t know the details.

Anyhow, over the past couple of years, charges have been dropped and the Marines have been acquitted one by one in this case. The latest was 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson.

John Murtha doesn’t know what he speaks, and neither does his puppet, Obama.

You’d think they would have given these guys the benefit of the doubt. Failing that, how about a public apology now?

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