Archive for May 15th, 2008

The Year 2013

An interesting concept for McCain’s new ad:

McCAIN : Envisions Iraq War Won By 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (CNN) — Sen. John McCain envisions that by 2013, the Iraq War will be won but the threat from the Taliban in Afghanistan won’t yet be eliminated, even though Osama bin Laden will have been captured or killed.

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Sen. John McCain envisions his first-term achievements during a speech in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee made both statements in a speech in which he envisions the state of affairs at the end of his first term if he is elected president.

“What I want to do today is take a little time to describe what I would hope to have achieved at the end of my first term as president. I cannot guarantee I will have achieved these things,” McCain said in his speech in Columbus, Ohio.

McCain’s speech was unusual — and somewhat risky — in that it lays out benchmarks on which he could be judged.

The Arizona senator said he believes the United States will have a smaller military presence in Iraq that will not play a direct combat role, and he predicts that al Qaeda in Iraq will be defeated. Video Watch McCain say most troops will be home from Iraq by 2013 »

Stephen Colbert on O’Reillys Meltdown

Stephen Colbert Imitates O’Reilly’s “Inside Edition” Meltdown

Huffington Post | May 15 2008
On Tuesday night’s “Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert had fun with Bill O’Reilly’s “Inside Edition” meltdown, showing “never-before-seen” mock footage of his own past as midday anchor at WPTS in Patterson Springs, NC. Watch as Colbert freaks out over the words written on the teleprompter in true O’Reilly fashion (and throws in a Brian Williams shout-out as well):

Mr. President, you haven’t been golfing in recent years.

Pick one … War or golf ? you can’t have them both.

VLOGZ TV | May 15 2008

The Politico: “Mr. President, you haven’t been golfing in recent years. Is that related to Iraq?”

George W. Bush: “Yeah. It really is. Uh, I don’t want some mom, uh, whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf. Uh, I feel I owe it to the families to be as — you know to — to be in solidarity as best as I can with them and I think, you know, playing golf, uh, during a war just sends the wrong signal.”

(VIDEO) John Edwards Endorsing Obama

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards endorsed Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday at a campaign event in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Countdown ” Special Comment ”

Countdown Special Comment to President Bush: “Shut the hell up.”

Countdown with Keith Olbermann | May 14 2008

In an astoundingly ignorant interview with The Politico’s Mike Allen Tuesday, President Bush insinuated that electing a Democrat in November would lead to another attack on America, and revealed that he made the ultimate sacrifice by giving up golf shortly after the start of the Iraq War — the timing of which he lied about. Naturally, Keith ripped into him tonight — with all the anger and passion you’ve come to expect from a Special Comment — for continuing this despicable fear-mongering, and for failing to understand what true sacrifice is.

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