Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Michelle Malkin Lies and Twists Barack Obama's Words

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Barack Obama told a crowd of supporters today that the Bush administration allowed over 3,000 American men and women to die, needlessly, in a war that was unjustifiable:

"We ended up launching a war that should have never been authorized, that should have never been waged, into which we now have spent 400 billion dollars, and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted. ..."

Michelle Malkin twisted Obama's words and accused him of saying that the young men and women who were killed in Iraq wasted their lives:

Sen. Barack Obama's nutroots are showing. RedStateLady has the video of Obama arguing that each and every member of the military who volunteered to serve and died in Iraq wasted his/her life."

Apparently Malkin believes that if young Americans volunteer to risk their lives to fight a war that their government tells them is necessary to protect the United States from being attacked with nuclear weapons by a country that has connections with the terrorist organization that crashed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001; and it turns out that their government flat-out lied -- that there are no weapons of mass destruction, no ties to Al Qaeda, and no threat to the United States from said country (Iraq) -- it is not a waste of our young people's lives to have urged them to fight and die for a lie.

Barack Obama clearly does not agree, and he told his audience, with absolute justice, that those 3,125 American deaths were unnecessary and thus were wasted -- by Pres. Bush, not by the young men and women who died. In other words:

... Obama never said they squandered their lives.

He was criticizing the launchers of the war for wasting the lives of the troops that died. He never questioned the motives or actions of the troops. He did not disparage them. He did not say they contributed nothing good or useful while they lived.

He spoke only of the tragedy of losing them in a war that should not have been launched by Team Bush.

And Malkin would rather try to convince 65% of America that Bush was right, that their deaths are acceptable and that Obama is attacking the dead.

Good luck, Michelle. You must really think 65% of America is stupid to fall for your effort to sell this lemon of a used war.

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