How About Some Basic Decency?
One of the current anti-Obama right-wing talking points is that he accused our military of killing innocent civilians. John McCain even put out an ad making this claim. Of course, what Obama actually said was, “We’ve got to get the job done there [Afghanistan], and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians.”
In the most obscene chapter in recent American history is the conduct of the Kosovo conflict when the president of the United States refused to prepare for ground operations, refused to have air power used effectively because he wanted them flying — he had them flying at 15,000 feet where they killed innocent civilians because they were dropping bombs from such — in high altitude.
But the left didn’t use that statement to malign John McCain. Democrats and liberals knew what he meant. They didn’t lift a sentence out of a broader statement to make it seem as though John McCain disdains the military and thinks they purposely kill civilians. Does anyone actually believe that’s how Barack Obama regards our military?Click here for reuse options!
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