Thursday, June 05, 2008

McCain misrepresents Obama

Soft on Iran
McCain misrepresents Obama's stand on naming Revolutionary Guard as terrorists.
John McCain is attacking Barack Obama's opposition to the Kyl-Lieberman amendment, which (among other things) called for labeling Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. McCain claims that Obama's opposition means that he also opposed calling the IRGC terrorists. We find otherwise.
  • Obama cosponsored an earlier bill that also called for designating the IRGC as a terrorist organization.
  • The Kyl-Lieberman amendment did more than just label the IRGC terrorists. Obama stated at the time that he opposed the bill on the grounds that it constituted "saber-rattling."
  • McCain claims that Obama must oppose calling the IRGC a terrorist group because Obama's Web site doesn't say anything about the IRGC. McCain's argument is a glaring example of the logical fallacy of argumentum ad ignorantiam.


Hootin' Anni said...

First off....I gotta get this off my home chant "Obam-m-m-a, Obam-m-m-m-a!"


I'm gonna find this presidential campaign VERY interesting and intense. And, I'm gonna love it...Obama all the way.

Were you watching CNN on Tuesday evening? We Americans got to see ALL three in their speeches....McCain, a few hundred attendees,, so....and then Obama in Minnesota with thousands!! It was so thrilling. [I was scared there for a day or two afterward that Hillary was going to announce her intentions of going on an independent ticket for August....and really screw up the system. :::wiping brow:::

Love your T-13!!! I remember one sticker on a pair of said on the sole...'do not pee in boot'. [kidding]

Putz said...

i am so so glad i found an obama rooter, i live in utah, am a friend of jim and don't want a nundred year war at 10 billion amonth, in fact what i want is universal health cre for all, and i wouldn't care if hillary were o's running mate , oh and since i live in utah, rural, i have neighbors who would run me out of town if they knew., in facvt all of them would

Sue said...

I really liked something Obama said in one of his recent speeches, he was acknowledging all of the ways that McCain had served his country, and showing respect for that service, but then said, that didn't mean that he agreed with where McCain wanted to lead us in the future.

The more "experience" a person has the more baggage and preconceptions they have, the more old scores to settle; which translates into poor decision-making. What this country needs is a fresh, new take on our foreign policy -- like the willingness to talk to people -- "enemies" or not.

Go, Obama!

Shelia said...

Hi Mary!

Thanks for keeping the facts in check!

Hootin' Anni, I thought I was the only one with an Obama chant!

Travis said...

I hope people are doing this kind of fact checking. I hope people are being skeptical about what they hear in political ads and speeches.

Thank you for finding the truth.