"If they want a debate about protecting the United States of America, that's a debate I'm ready to win because George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for," Obama said. He blamed Bush's policies for enhancing the strength of terrorist groups such as Hamas and "the fact that al-Qaida's leadership is stronger than ever because we took our eye off the ball in Afghanistan," among other failings.

The Illinois senator also said that he has stated "over and over again that I will not negotiate with terrorists like Hamas."

Later, at a news conference, Obama said he was offended by Bush's comments and argued that Republican and Democratic presidents, such as John Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, had engaged in direct talks with U.S. foes.

Source: "Obama criticizes McCain, Bush on appeasement talk," by Mike Glover. Associated Press. May 16, 2008.

Well, let him answer me directly then if he's so keen to have an honest debate about protecting the United States. He wouldn't dare. He's not going to do what's best to protect the American people.

"...took our eye off the ball in Afghanistan" is bunkum. What we don't have our collective eye on is uncovering who was truly behind 9/11.

Of course, Barack is right about direct dialogue with seeming foes. In fact, when they were engaged in such dialogue is the only time Kennedy, Nixon, or Reagan did much of anything right.

Then Obama turns around and says he won't talk to Hamas. Make up your mind, Barack.

The contest between McCain and Obama isn't between right and wrong or left and right. They're both wrong.

Obama is being so careful not to tell the whole truth. They all are. It's a crime. It's a sin. They talk, but they don't hold to the real peace. They don't know what real peace is. It isn't in their hearts. It isn't written there.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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