Friday, May 16, 2008

McCain, Obama and Borah's Ghost

Grow up in a Taft-Republican home and Senator Borah's not such a bad guy. Obama sure sounds like he's channeling Borah today. I've heard the voice many times growing up.

Quotes from McCain's blogger brief over at The Blog: McCain Calls Iran a "Terrorist Nation". McCain said,
If Senator Obama wants to sit down across the table with the leader of a nation that calls Israel a stinking corpse--what is it that he wants to talk about with him?
and..
Meaningful negotiations could take place if they stop sponsoring terrorist organizations…those are the preconditions for sitting down with the Iranians.

8 comments:

Dr Bermangolu said...

"Meaningful negotiations could take place if they stop sponsoring terrorist organizations…those are the preconditions for sitting down with the Iranians."

Do we have to stop supporting them too, or just the Iranians?

Bill Baar said...

I think the Iranians would find America a very supportive country if they stopped sponsoring terrorists organizations.

So, yes.

Dr Bermangolu said...

I think we might find Iran a very supportive country if we stopped supporting terrorist organizations. Since we are a bigger threat to Iran than they are to us, maybe we should make the first move.

Bill Baar said...

Where do you suggest Doc?

Dr Bermangolu said...

We can stop sending money to Israel, for a start. I think they are big enough to take care of themselves. We can stop supporting Kurds against Turkey and Iran. And if you are worried about Iranian clients in Iraq, we can stop supporting Maliki.

Bill Baar said...

Is that what you're hoping a President Obama will do?

Dr Bermangolu said...

I want the US to stop giving billions to Israel each year. Israel is now big enough to take care of itself. We can't give billions to Israel and then castigate other countries who give money to Palestinians. At least not for moral reasons.

Bill Baar said...

Is that Obama's position Doc? Is that what you're hoping an Obama administration will do?