Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Obama's "Slip"

Freudian, I'm sure:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is apologizing for saying the lives of the more than 3,000 U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war were "wasted."

During his first campaign trip this weekend, the Illinois senator told a crowd in Iowa: "We now have spent $400 billion and have seen over 3,000 lives of the bravest young Americans wasted."

He immediately apologized on Sunday, saying the remark was "a slip of the tongue."

During an appearance Monday in Nashua, N.H., he apologized again, telling reporters he meant to criticize the civilian leadership of the war, not those serving in the military.

"Even as I said it, I realized I had misspoken," Obama said. "It is not at all what I intended to say, and I would absolutely apologize if any (military families) felt that in some ways it had diminished the enormous courage and sacrifice that they'd shown."

Didn't they have speech classes in that Madrasah? And what is it with Democrats and "accidently" saying that US soldiers are under-educated idiots that can be tricked into fighting a war were their lost lives are nothing but a waste?

Update, 6:01 pm -

What's a post like this without the sickening video to accompany it?

Hat tip: Little Green Footballs

I think the most sickening thing aobut this video is how the crowd continues to clap and cheer when Barack Hussein Obama mentions the over 3000 dead. To these liberals those soldiers' lives are just another piece of ammunition that they can use in their sick "we told you so" game.