Tuesday, April 15, 2008

McCain Chides Carter; Obama Won't

Yesterday, John McCain took former President Jimmy Carter for his forthcoming meeting with Hamas.

"It is a grave and dangerous mistake for an American leader to meet with a terrorist organization like Hamas. Engaged in a campaign that deliberately targets innocent Israeli civilians, Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel," said McCain, "President Carter is wrong to meet with Hamas, a terrorist group that has also killed innocent Americans. The very idea that a former President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief would meet with a terrorist organization demands a clear stance from all presidential candidates."

As for Barack Obama, he said of Carter, "He's a private citizen. It's not my place to discuss who he shouldn't meet with."

Could it be that Obama doesn't want to lose Carter's vote should the Democratic nomination be determined by superdelegates? After all, even Obama himself said he would draw the line at talking with Hamas. But where it concerns Carter, Obama loses his nerve and won't stick up for his principles.

John McCain knows the difference between right and wrong and isn't afraid to say so. Barack Obama knows the difference between right and wrong but is afraid to speak up. Our choice this November couldn't be clearer.

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