Skip to comments.Rep. King: Al-Qaida would celebrate Obama victory
Posted on 03/08/2008 5:32:35 AM PST by indcons
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Congressman Steve King says terrorists would celebrate if Democratic candidate Barack Obama won the presidency.
King, a Republican, bases his prediction on several criteria: Obama's pledge to pull troops out of Iraq, his Kenyan heritage and his middle name Hussein -- a reminder of Iraq's former leader.
King, in an interview today with the Daily Reporter in Spencer, said al-Qaida would -- quote -- "be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11th."
King says terrorists would declare victory in the war on terror because Obama would pull troops out of the Middle East.
The congressman added -- quote -- "They'll be dancing in the streets because of his middle name, they'll be dancing in the streets because of who his father was."
King's comments are the latest attack on Obama's heritage. The Illinois senator, born in Hawaii to a white Kansas woman and a Kenyan man, has said he is a Christian and has little connection to the Islamic religion.
Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor criticized King and others who have brought Obama's heritage into the presidential debate.
“King, a Republican, bases his prediction on several criteria: Obama’s pledge to pull troops out of Iraq, his Kenyan heritage and his middle name Hussein — a reminder of Iraq’s former leader.”
What a dumb thing to say. He should have stuck to the “pull troops out of Iraq”, and left out the commentary about his middle name and ethnic heritage. It sounds racist.
One thing Republicans can forget: That by being defeated they come back with a vengeance. Once Dems are in power they install all their cronies everywhere and these overlast the next prez.
This guy, Hussein Obama, has a documented history of supporting islamic/sharia causes - in Kenya, Israel, and Illinois.
Agreed. And, Congressman King may have had a problem with his own last name in the late eighteenth century had he been running for Congress then. It sounds so damned Royal.
I think we need to be careful about the type of content that is posted to this site. And be sure that there’s nothing that could be construed as racist. Pictures morphing Obama’s face into OBL’s are pushing the boundaries from my perspective. Just my opinion... others can weigh in.
John McCain has also made it very clear that he doesn’t agree with referring to him as “Hussein Obama”. That’s the view from the top.
I want to defeat Obama in November, but these sort of attacks just seem to generate sympathy for him among many voters.
Somethings need not be said but he is right.
They would also celebrate a Hillary victory with equal fevor.
Of the two, I had rather deal with an Obama Presidency rather than a Hillary Presidency for any number of reasons.
Of the two, Obama would be an easier opponent for John Mc Cain to defeat in the general election.
But to mr that point is moot because I do not believe that the Republican Party wanted to win the Presidency this election cycle. Else they would not have long ago promised John Mc Cain the nomination and then devised a plan to allow him to “win” the nomination.
Hillary too. It would show them America is weak by electing a woman and stoke their fires.
I dont think the Israelis are going to wait though for this to happen.
You're right. The guy is spot-on with what he said but it hurts, not helps, to use Obama's name like that.
Which means conservatives had better find someone before November who can beat Obama; in other words, not Juan McCain.
King is a god in western Iowa. That seat is his for life if he wants it.
Yes, you must be politically correct even when speaking the truth.
No, the correct terminology according to the MSM is undocumented workers. We all know that Hispanics/Latinos/Mexicans are hard workers who just want to provide for their families. Anyone opposed to illegal immigration is a nativist and bigot.
Thats the view from the top.
McDole is top Republican for New York Times endorsement, and Democrats voting in Republican primaries.
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