Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Since the MSM Is Not Doing Its Work...

There is an outstanding piece by MBolack at NoQuarter today on Barack Obama and all of the issues that have come up about him. Rather than reprint it here, go to the link provided below (when I reprint, the links do not come up, and each item has a number of links to back up each point). It is well done. And something the freakin; media SHOULD be doing.

No, instead of actually looking at the increasing number of Obama's red flags, the media is focusing TODAY on Clinton mis-speaking about a particular trip she took. Because this never happens to ANYONE, apparently, that they inadvertently say the wrong thing. Anyway, in case you have seen this "much ado about nothing," here are the facts: Factcheck: Hillary and Bosnia
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Hillary recently misspoke about her trip to Bosnia. She accurately describes the trip in her book, Living History:

'Due to reports of snipers in the hills around the airstrip, we were forced to cut short an event on the tarmac…' "Security conditions were constantly changing in the former Yugoslavia, and they had recently deteriorated again. Due to reports of snipers in the hills around the airstrip, we were forced to cut short an event on the tarmac with local children, though we did have time to meet them and their teachers and to learn how hard they had worked during the war to continue classes in any safe spot they could find. … We were then off to the fortified American base at Tuzla, where over two thousand American, Russian, Canadian, British, and Polish soldiers were encamped in a large tent city." [Living History, p. 343]
Contemporaneous news accounts confirm that Hillary’s trip to Bosnia was a dangerous situation:

Hillary’s trip to Bosnia marked the first time since Eleanor Roosevelt that a first lady traveled to a potential combat zone. Accompanied by singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow and comedian Sinbad, Mrs. Clinton traveled to this northwestern Bosnian town on a morale-boosting tour for the 18,500 U.S. troops participating in the NATO-led peacemaking operation. She heard a poem of peace from a Bosnian girl and praised U.S. troops for 'showing what American leadership is.'…This trip to Bosnia marks the first time since Roosevelt that a first lady has voyaged to a potential combat zone. During World War II, Roosevelt toured the devastated streets of London and the southwestern Pacific, bringing cheer to U.S. troops. [Washington Post, 3/26/96]
Hillary was 'protected by sharpshooters' in a 'military zone' when she visited troops in Bosnia. "Protected by sharpshooters, Hillary Rodham Clinton swooped into a military zone by Black Hawk helicopter Monday to deliver a personal 'thank you, thank you, thank you' to U.S. troops. 'They're making a difference,' the first lady said of the 18,500 Americans working as peacekeepers in Bosnia. Mrs. Clinton became the first presidential spouse since Eleanor Roosevelt to make such an extensive trip into what can be considered a hostile area, though others have visited hot spots…" [Charleston Gazette, 3/26/96] (hillaryclinton.com)

Of course, Obama is doing what he WANTS to do, which is to distract from the level of EXPERIENCE Clinton has over him in foreign affairs, and to diminish the amounts of violence she has encountered in her work around the world. It is more of his petty churlishness, and I, for one, am sick and tired of it. I just do not understand how NOTHING is sticking to this guy! He gives a speech last week to staunch the damage of his hate-mongering minister, and now people act like NO ONE else has tried to do work on race relations before him. Are you kidding me??? If you LOOK at his record, LOOK at his constant flip-flopping, LOOK at how the media is treating him, it really makes you wonder WHY. WHY is the MSM still giving him pass after pass after pass?? It is disturbing to say the least.

Oh - one note about his church - I read an excellent comment yesterday at TalkLeft.com in which someone said that if they had gone to a church service in which the minister was attacking women, or gays, or blacks, s/he would have walked out and NEVER RETURNED - not become a member for over 20 years, and contribute a ton of money!! I thought that was an excellent point.

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