Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Obama and fear-mongering

Obama has been charging his opponents with fear-mongering.

If someone pulls the fire alarm in a building that is on fire, that is not fear-mongering! The people who were yelling for others to clear out of the Twin Towers were not fear-mongering.

So here’s the thing: If you really don’t think jihadists or others pose any significant threat to the West, then you can feel comfortable voting for Obama on this issue because he apparently thinks all warnings and expressions of concern are merely fear-mongering.

On the other hand, if you think that bin Laden and al-Qaeda, Ahmadinejad and Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah, the saber rattling by Russia or the nukes in Pakistan, may actually pose a very serious threat to the West, then warning about that threat is not fear-mongering at all, and you should vote for Hillary or McCain, because if the threat is real, Obama has his head in the sand and he will just make the danger much, much worse.

1 comment:

Robert said...

The interesting part of this is Hillary actually appears moderate to Obama in this regard. She's only moved left recently to help secure more of the extreme left vote (and to try and steal some of Obama's thunder). However, when it comes down to it, Hillary has come down on record (for what that's worth) as saying she wouldn't agree to sign any sort of time table for troop withdrawal should she be elected.