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Naomi Wolf attacks McCain for giving enemies info
Baltimore Sun ^ | 3/15/08 | staff

Posted on 03/15/2008 10:26:28 PM PDT by pissant

Naomi Wolf, the woman who once advised Vice President Al Gore to act more like an alpha male and wear earth-toned clothing, is going after Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

Wolf, who is backing Sen. Barack Obama for president, went on MSNBC today and complained that the media is not asking McCain the tough questions.

“They are not even saying to McCain, you were tortured, you were held prisoner, you gave information under duress in enemy hands,” said Wolf, a well-known feminist writer. “And you allowed them to create loopholes in the Military Commissions Act that you passed in 2006. What happened with that?”

McCain was a prisoner of war during Vietnam, held by the North Vietnamese for five and a half years. During that time, he was badly beaten and repeatedly tortured. Saturday marks the 35th anniversary of McCain’s release from prison. He was later awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Although Wolf alleged that McCain “gave information” to his Communist captors, she did not specify what that was.

When asked for a list of members of his squadron, for example, McCain provided his interrogators with the names of the Green Bay Packers offensive line.

(Excerpt) Read more at weblogs.baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; mccain; naomiwolf; nobama; obama; pow; radicalfeminists
I have no idea what McCain did or did not do while in captivity, but sending out Naomi Wolf to go after him on this is like sending out Paris Hilton to attack his Iraq policy.
1 posted on 03/15/2008 10:26:31 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Most Democrats would confess everything if you took away their brie and chardonnay.

Do I care if McCain revealed information after torture? No.

The Dems are sick and will sink to the lowest point to win. They have no honor or shame.


2 posted on 03/15/2008 10:32:28 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: pissant

Naomi Wolf is qeustioning John McCain’s CIC credentials? This c*** couldn’t carry his scumbag.


3 posted on 03/15/2008 10:41:18 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: pissant

Remember to wear earth tones.
4 posted on 03/15/2008 10:42:14 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Exactly, militry service is only important when applied to Sen Mc Cain... she should be asking Obama, and Hillary to tell us about their military experiences....


5 posted on 03/15/2008 10:43:25 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: JoanneSD

And, she should be asking BOTH about their Hate America attitudes. Both are as disgusting as the dog sh*t which occasionally appears on my shoes.


6 posted on 03/15/2008 10:51:38 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: pissant
Wow. What a clueless human being she is.

Truly stupid. Herds of cattle make her look dumb.

7 posted on 03/15/2008 10:52:32 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: pissant
If fanatical Jihadists can be broken with waterboarding and even more benign techniques it's absurd to believe anyone could withstand torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese who broke bones and killed several POWs.

What most American liberals know about war and violence comes from Hollywood movies and television. Warren Christopher, assistant secretary of state under Jimmy Carter, met Col. Charlie Beckwith before the operation to free U.S. hostages held by Iranian “students.” Christopher said he couldn't understand why the special operators would be killing hostage-takers and wondered why they couldn't just wound them.

8 posted on 03/15/2008 10:52:52 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: pissant
>>Naomi Wolf, the woman who once advised Vice President Al Gore to act more like an alpha male and wear earth-toned clothing, is going after Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee for president.<<

This begs the question:

What the hell was Al Gore wearing before that is earth tones were more manly?
9 posted on 03/15/2008 10:55:13 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: pissant

The kool aid dependents will take it as the Gospel according to ... whoever floats their boat.


10 posted on 03/15/2008 11:00:14 PM PDT by Atchafalaya
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To: pissant

The kool aid dependents will take it as the Gospel according to ... whoever floats their boat.


11 posted on 03/15/2008 11:03:17 PM PDT by Atchafalaya
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To: pissant
I shouldn't even dignify this smear with a response but I will.

I do not agree with John McCain on some of his political positions BUT as a Marine Corps Viet Nam combat veteran, I MUST stand up for my fellow combat Veteran and American. John McCain spent five & a half years of hell in a P.O.W. camp, endured unspeakable torture for his country and REFUSED to come home from imprisonment when offered by his captors. For anyone, ANYONE to smear this man's military service is absolutely despicable, cowardly & outrageous.

John McCain showed more guts than 99.9%!

Semper Fi,
Kelly

12 posted on 03/15/2008 11:04:31 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: pissant
Naomi Wolf would have cheerfully manned an NVA anti-aircraft gun, as did one of her ideological sisters.

What a revolting woman!

13 posted on 03/15/2008 11:07:06 PM PDT by VR-21
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To: pissant
Wolfe, you aren't fit to shine his shoes. You wouldn't have lasted 3 minutes in the Hanoi Hilton.

I'll tell you what lady, let's put you in a bamboo cage for a few days, beat the Hell out of you every day and see what you might say to be done with it...

14 posted on 03/15/2008 11:08:16 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: pissant
McCain was a prisoner of war during Vietnam, held by the North Vietnamese for five and a half years. During that time, he was badly beaten and repeatedly tortured. Saturday marks the 35th anniversary of McCain’s release from prison. He was later awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

And Naomi Wolf is, by contrast, garbage wrapped in skin. I'm trying to remember a political attack more vile or disgusting than this, and so far I haven't succeeded.
15 posted on 03/15/2008 11:13:51 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: pissant

Well said. This will only work to McCain’s benefit.


16 posted on 03/15/2008 11:20:29 PM PDT by Roy Tucker
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To: Roy Tucker
Naomi Wolf is part of Move on.org
17 posted on 03/15/2008 11:24:24 PM PDT by vrwc54
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To: pissant

“Naomi Wolf attacks McCain for giving enemies info”

Why would she care if McCain gives info to conservatives?


18 posted on 03/15/2008 11:27:37 PM PDT by Grunthor (I have no representative government, I am a conservative.)
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To: pissant

“They are not even saying to McCain, you were tortured, you were held prisoner, you gave information under duress in enemy hands,” said Wolf, a well-known feminist writer. “And you allowed them to create loopholes in the Military Commissions Act that you passed in 2006. What happened with that?”

I despise McCain and WILL NOT VOTE FOR HIM, but this is BS.


19 posted on 03/15/2008 11:29:40 PM PDT by Grunthor (I have no representative government, I am a conservative.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny; pissant

>>>Wow. What a clueless human being she is. Truly stupid. Herds of cattle make her look dumb.

And yet I’ve seen Wolfe’s attack meme used by various FR posters. Wolfe gives a clue how far over the line some here have taken the McCain hate.


20 posted on 03/15/2008 11:40:14 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb
Wolfe gives a clue how far over the line some here have taken the McCain hate.

There will always exist a knot of childish, foot-stamping malcontents, who wait for the perfect candidate who will never come.

21 posted on 03/16/2008 12:04:41 AM PDT by Octar
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To: pissant

I did some research on this woman after seeing a youtube clip of her on the John Stewart show. She is unbelievable...a solid example of the poorly informed on the rabid left. She recently wrote this book on the 10 steps a despot takes to seize control of a country. She implies (if not states) that Bush is somewhere between step 8 and 9 of seizing control of the US. Its stupefying drivel. I don’t know why I spent my time checking into her - watched more youtube videos, read some reviews of her books on Amazon, etc. I guess opposition research would be the motivation. In the end, I realized it was 30 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.


22 posted on 03/16/2008 12:39:54 AM PDT by AZGunSlinger
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To: pissant

I was going to post a pic of her and try to say something witty and pithy and ribauld.

but damn..............She’s gotten FAT!!!!!!


23 posted on 03/16/2008 12:50:47 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama: The candidate for those who think Deliverance was a documentary.)
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To: pissant

I suggest that we reconvene the Salem Bitch Trials.


24 posted on 03/16/2008 1:09:27 AM PDT by jimfree (Freep and Ye shall find.)
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To: Octar

I might have to steal that line for my tagline.


25 posted on 03/16/2008 1:09:28 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, ATF and DEA.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Christopher said he couldn't understand why the special operators would be killing hostage-takers and wondered why they couldn't just wound them.

Leftists live in a magical world where the impossible will become compulsory. The new governor of New York proposed legislation to make it illegal for police to shoot to kill criminals -- the police would only be allowed to shoot to wound criminals. I heard about a case where a police officer shot a criminal who aimed a gun at him. The liberal press wondered why the police officer did not just shoot the gun out of the criminal's hands. The leftists mistake Hollywood trick photography for reality.

26 posted on 03/16/2008 1:30:04 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: pissant

I had the tv on when Wolf said this, but wasn’t paying much attention. It leaped out, McCain gave information to the enemy, but right away I thought I’d imagined it. Took it out of context. Something! Made a note of her name but then thought...nah! Nobody could have said THAT!


27 posted on 03/16/2008 3:54:21 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Are you sick of hearing at-the-end-of-the-day?)
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To: pissant

Here’s the youtube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8lOQsU33ko


28 posted on 03/16/2008 3:58:03 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Are you sick of hearing at-the-end-of-the-day?)
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To: pissant

On that note, here’s a question for Obama concerning his “opposition to the Iraq invasion”:

Does this mean that he feels the world and Iraq would be better off with Saddam Hussein still in power?

Just a simple yes or no would suffice.


29 posted on 03/16/2008 4:04:16 AM PDT by Former Dodger ( "Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." --Einstein)
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To: pissant
Although Wolf alleged that McCain “gave information” to his Communist captors, she did not specify what that was.

Oh.. she named the enemy as the Communists? We're talkin' about the war in Viet Nam here -- we were the "enemy" for most of today's Rat Party (formerly the traditional Democratic Party).

I have no doubt that before November one campaign worker or another will publicly call McCain a "baby killer" then do the standard "I've embarassed Hillary/Obama I was a bad boy, I have to resign" thingy.

30 posted on 03/16/2008 4:42:05 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: tlb
Wolfe gives a clue how far over the line some here have taken the McCain hate.

Quite right. The McCain Deranged here at FR have made the same emotional and uninformed accusations.

31 posted on 03/16/2008 4:44:51 AM PDT by Jacquerie (McCain will offer battle to Islam - The Obamabeast will offer our heads.)
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To: whitedog57

This will backfire on them if the Dems try to make this an issue.


32 posted on 03/16/2008 4:46:44 AM PDT by no dems (Barack Obama's Pastor is nuttier than a squirrel turd.)
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To: pissant

“When asked for a list of members of his squadron, for example, McCain provided his interrogators with the names of the Green Bay Packers offensive line.”

Top secret military info! lol


33 posted on 03/16/2008 5:17:38 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: pissant

34 posted on 03/16/2008 5:19:53 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: pissant

“No evidence McCain was a traitor”

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/293/


35 posted on 03/16/2008 5:32:56 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Well, McCain “gave information.” If it turns out that the North Vietnamese made money betting on the Green Bay Packers to win Super Bowl II as a result of what McCain told them, that could be a problem.


36 posted on 03/16/2008 5:39:32 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

Yup. The Raiders could sue McCain.


37 posted on 03/16/2008 5:45:43 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: pissant

naomi wolf gives dumb “women” a bad name!!!!

this lib/dem values her freedom of speech which mccain fought for......

what did she ever do except burn her bra????


38 posted on 03/16/2008 5:47:27 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: Paleo Conservative

I love that photo, his weapon isn’t even loaded! It makes him look like Barney Fife, allowed one bullet to be kept in his pocket.


39 posted on 03/16/2008 6:33:37 AM PDT by ops33
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To: kellynla
"I do not agree with John McCain on some of his political positions BUT as a Marine Corps Viet Nam combat veteran, I MUST stand up for my fellow combat Veteran and American. John McCain spent five & a half years of hell in a P.O.W. camp, endured unspeakable torture for his country and REFUSED to come home from imprisonment when offered by his captors. For anyone, ANYONE to smear this man's military service is absolutely despicable, cowardly & outrageous."


AMEN!
40 posted on 03/16/2008 9:40:18 AM PDT by rob777 (Personal Responsibility is the Price of Freedom)
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