Skip to comments.McCain POW pal angers Muslims
Posted on 07/18/2008 4:09:31 PM PDT by Nachum
Riling Muslim leaders, one of John McCain's fellow Vietnam POWs defended the Iraq War Friday by saying, ``The Muslims have said either we kneel or they're going to kill us.''
''I don't intend to kneel and I don't advocate to anybody that we kneel. And John doesn't advocate to anybody that we kneel,'' Col. Bud Day added in a conference call with reporters arranged by the Republican Party of Florida on behalf on McCain.
Muslims and Arab-American groups quickly denounced what they described as the ''bigoted'' comments from Day, a Pensacola resident, Medal of Honor recipient and member of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attack machine from 2004.
''This is as close to racist as it gets. These are cheap street tactics,'' said Khaled Saffuri, who helped organize Arab outreach for President Bush's 2000 campaign but is now a Libertarian. ``Even if this is called a mistake or a slip of the tongue, it shows a bigger problem with racism. McCain and the Republican party should denounce this.''
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‘’This is as close to racist as it gets. These are cheap street tactics,’’ said Khaled Saffuri, who helped organize Arab outreach for President Bush’s 2000 campaign but is now a Libertarian. ``Even if this is called a mistake or a slip of the tongue, it shows a bigger problem with racism. McCain and the Republican party should “KNEEL AND” denounce this.’’
THERE..I FIXED IT
I think Col. Day meant this as being one of those “if the shoe fits” things. The morons residing in this country these days are too sensitive. They need to grow up.
Make room under the McCain bus.
Here comes another one.
Muslims are not a race and yes, Bud is right.
I guess McCain will be apologizing for Bud Day...can’t offend anyone, ya know.
I really am really offended by these remarks by Muslim and Arab-American groups. Oh never mind, I am not allowed to be offended, only they are.
``Even if this is called a mistake or a slip of the tongue, it shows a bigger problem with racism. McCain and the Republican party should denounce this.’’
Either that or it shows a basic understanding of Islamic teachings and history of the past 1,400 years, including very recent history.
Hm. No bias there. Think I will side with the Honorable Col. Day on this.
It seems that when anyone ‘tells it like it is” in regards to Muslims, name calling and personal attacks are then carried out against the spokesperson.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Once again, Muslim Americans side with the terrorist radical jihadis.
It can be interpreted no other way.
I wish there was somewhere to go to personally tell khaled to stuff it.
I for one, do not care if the muslms are angry and I care even less, if possible, about who or what angers them.
When are Muslims not angry?
This racist baloney is a bit stale.
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