Wednesday, September 17, 2008

They mean what they say

See, some people think this is McCain making a gaffe or slipping up or just being plain confused. I'm not so sure. It's long been a talking point among the asshole right that Spain "cut and run" after the Madrid bombings. Zapatero in particular is hated by wingnuts (those who know who he is) for pulling Spain's troops out of Iraq. So when McCain calls Zapatero a leader who wants to harm America, I think we need to (until the McCain campaign retracts this) take it at face value.

Am I the only one who remembers Rosie Dimanno's shameful editorial after the London bombings, sliming the people of Spain?


Anonymous said...

I think the main problem with John McCains arguement(besides the obvious) is that Zapatero had already announced he intended to pull the troups out prior to both his election and to the train bombings. If McCain is going to accuse anyone of being "beholden to terrorists" it would have to be the voters of Spain. Fortunately McCain isn't quite senile enough to think that insulting the population of an entire country is good for foreign relations.

Deb Prothero said...

Well, not senile enough yet but imagine after 4 years of high-pressure White House business...McCain will be 76 by then and not just teetering on the edge of senility, he'll be in full bloom - that's when the Americans will get a look at Palin's qualifications. Scary thought.

Chet Scoville said...

The thing is, though, given McCain's past goofups regarding geography (Afghanistan and Iraq share a border, Czechoslovakia still exists, and so on), I'm inclined to attribute this to sheer stupidity. But, I could be wrong.