McCain Camp Attacks Obama For Flip-Flopping On Genocide
And they do it while Obama is visiting a Holocaust memorial.
Obama on Genocide
Obama today at Yad Vashem:
“Let our children come here and know this history so they can add their voices to proclaim ‘never again.’ And may we remember those who perished, not only as victims but also as individuals who hoped and loved and dreamed like us and who have become symbols of the human spirit.”
Obama on July 20, 2007:
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.
“Well, look, if that’s the criteria by which we are making decisions on the deployment of U.S. forces, then by that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now – where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife – which we haven’t done,” Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press.
As Ben Smith at Politco put it:
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The filters do seem to be off over there, for better or worse: Attacking your rival while he’s visiting a Holocaust memorial, and accusing him of willing complicity in genocide…well, it’s a way to get some attention.
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