I have good news for everyone
(As for judging his current level of
At one of his opening presidential campaign events on
the Iowa State University campus this weekend, Obama
pandered energetically to the anti-war crowd. With his
smooth voice rising and thousands of fans goading him
Yes, "wasted." Squandered. Pointless. Down the drain. Meaningless. Video footage of the speech shows Sen. Obama delivering his scripted words carefully and confidently. No umms or ahhs or pauses as he argued that each and every member of the military who volunteered to serve and died in Iraq "wasted" his/her life.
This revealing slip of Obama`s tongue and mind—or
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Several days after taking flak for his disparaging comments dishonoring such heroism, Obama blubbered about what he really meant.
``I was actually upset with myself when I said
that, because I never use that term,`` he told the
Des Moines Register. [
"What I would say—and meant to say—is that their
service hasn`t been honored," Obama told The New
York Times and other reporters in Nashua, N.H.,
"because our civilian strategy has not honored their
courage and bravery, and we have put them in a situation
in which it is hard for them to succeed." [
Obama offered the standard "sorry-if-I-offended-anyone" disclaimer: " . . . I would absolutely apologize if any of them felt that in some ways it had diminished the enormous courage and sacrifice that they`d shown. You know, and if you look at all the other speeches that I`ve made, that is always the starting point in my view of this war.``
Except on the first day of the biggest campaign of his life, that wasn`t the starting point. The starting point of his discussion on the troops in Iraq began with the letter "w" and ended with "-asted."
"Even as I said it," Obama claims, "I realized I had misspoken."
So what, one wonders, prevented him from immediately correcting himself there on stage, as thousands cheered the term he now says he immediately regretted?
Michelle Malkin [email her] is author of Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores. Click here for Peter Brimelow`s review. Click here for Michelle Malkin`s website. Michelle Malkin`s latest book is "Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild."
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