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Last word on the hypocrisy of McCain’s attacks against Obama for a trip he dared him to take. We’ve already established that McCain took a similar trip with similar motivations (paid for not by campaign funds like Obama, but with taxpayer money). I’m glad Obama is making the point I’ve made here with the last few posts:

“I was puzzled by this notion that somehow what we were doing was in any way different from what Senator McCain or a lot of presidential candidates have done in the past,” Obama said.

“Now, I admit we did it really well,” […]

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Again, please point out the wingnut blogger posts decrying this use of TAXPAYER dollars in order to both raise money and get photo oppportunities with key international leaders as the Democratic Primary kept going:

McCain aides privately admit they are looking forward to the photo opportunities with McCain and world leaders while the Democrats are fighting with one another.

Anyone? Anyone?


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Please direct me to the outrage among our friends on the right back in March when John McCain held fucking FUNDRAISERS while in Europe on a trip very similar to Obama’s recent one. If holding actual campaign fundraisers during a trip abroad doesn’t smack of a political – instead of fact-finding – trip I don’t know what does.

McCain’s campaign has sent out an invitation for a March 20 luncheon at Spencer House — the neo-classical home built for an ancestor of Diana, the late Princess of Wales — “by kind permission of Lord Rothschild OM GBE and […]

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So says UN investigator, the BBC reports:

Professor Falk said he drew the comparison between the treatment of Palestinians with the Nazi record of collective atrocity, because of what he described as the massive Israeli punishment directed at the entire population of Gaza.

He said he understood that it was a provocative thing to say, but at the time, last summer, he had wanted to shake the American public from its torpor.

“If this kind of situation had existed for instance in the manner in which China was dealing with Tibet or the Sudanese government was dealing with Darfur, […]

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