Thursday, February 21, 2008

 

There's context...then there's context

As you may have heard, Michelle Obama said some things that attracted some untoward attention. The ever-chivalrous Barack Obama was quick to react:

“Barack Obama, interviewed on WOAI radio in San Antonio, Texas, expressed frustration that his wife's comments became political fodder.

"Statements like this are made and people try to take it out of context and make a great big deal out of it, and that isn't at all what she meant," Obama said.”
Obama Defends Wife on Matter of Pride

Hmm – taking a statement out of context and trying to make “a great big deal out of it”. I wonder how a politician would do that to the following statement:

“Last month, at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire, a crowd member asked McCain about a Bush statement that troops could stay in Iraq for 50 years.

"Maybe 100," McCain replied. "As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, it's fine with me and I hope it would be fine with you if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where al Qaeda is training, recruiting, equipping and motivating people every single day." McCain defends '100 years in Iraq' statement

Answer:

Obama took a similar tack.

"Sen. McCain said the other day that we might be mired for 100 years in Iraq -- which is reason enough not to give him four years in the White House," Obama has said on several occasions.”

Comments:
I really like the fresh perceptive you did on the issue. Really was not expecting that when I started off studying. Your concepts were easy to understand that I wondered why I never looked at it before. Glad to know that there's an individual out there that definitely understands what he's discussing. Great job

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