John McCain has made Barack Obama’s distant connections years ago with “unrepentant terrorist” Bill Ayers a centerpiece of his campaign.
But McCain has much closer, more direct, and more recent connections to terrorists who committed acts far worse than Ayers, yet McCain’s links to “unrepentant terrorists” are completely ignored by the media. While Obama has forcefully condemned the past actions of Ayers, John McCain has never denounced his terrorist friends.
McCain’s “terrorist” connections are far worse than Obama’s links to Ayers. In the 1980s, McCain personally funded a guerrilla group (the Contras) that engaged in terrorist acts. Just last year, McCain expressed how “proud” he was of an ex-felon who urged shooting law enforcement agents in the head (G. Gordon Liddy). And earlier this year, the McCain campaign trumpeted the endorsement of a man who illegally provided weapons and money to terrorists; when a reporter questioned this, the McCain campaign refused to even criticize this criminal (Oliver North).
John K, Wilson on Tue, 10/07/2008
I’m not sure that a tit for tat strategy is a good idea in this case, but David Letterman’ quip about G. Gordon Liddy, got me thinking… I wasn’t the only one, either. (The quote is from a book promotion site but it still makes the point well enough.) Which candidate has most often embraced violent means of political change? Even setting aside the war, McCain wins.