The three top contenders for the GOP nomination for President in 2008 are showing that they can no more be trusted to lead this country into an uncertain future than the man they seek to replace. In their ambition, they seek to further mislead and confuse the American people about the dangers we face.
From the Boston Globe:
In the May 15 Republican debate in South Carolina, Senator John McCain of Arizona suggested that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden would "follow us home" from Iraq -- a comment some viewers may have taken to mean that bin Laden was in Iraq, which he is not.
Former New York mayor Rudolph Guiliani asserted, in response to a question about Iraq, that "these people want to follow us here and they have followed us here. Fort Dix happened a week ago. "
However, none of the six people arrested for allegedly plotting to attack soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey were from Iraq.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney identified numerous groups that he said have "come together" to try to bring down the United States, though specialists say few of the groups Romney cited have worked together and only some have threatened the United States.
McCain, Giuliani, Romney -- demonstrating how they are no better than Bush. Bush's campaign of distortions to promote the Iraq War back in 2002 and early 2003 has led to the current disastrous situation in Iraq and greatly undermined our national security. After more than four years with ever-worsening violence, it now looks like getting out of there as soon as possible is the only way to start to repair the damage that has been done.
And someone please remind Giuliani that Fort Dix never actually "happened" -- the plot was broken up before any innocent bystanders got hurt. I wish the same could be said for Iraq.