War of Words: He Said, She Said

“Iran, Cuba, Venezuela — these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us. And yet we were willing to talk to the Soviet Union at the time when they were saying, `We’re going to wipe you off the planet.’” -Obama making sense about our foreign policy in Pendleton, OR

“The threat the government of Iran poses is anything but tiny… Let me be absolutely clear: Iran is a grave threat.” McCain, fear mongering in Billings, MT.

Really now? Iran? You’re going to say that the threat of mutually assured destruction from the Cold War is on par with Iran? Once we leave the quagmire that is Iraq, Iran will be capable of mutually assured irritation at best!

But let’s make one thing clear… Barack is advocating policy change and dialogue with a country that is frankly growing more and more imperative to our success in Iraq … McCain is demonizing that nation and saying not just that we shouldn’t speak to them, but that we must fear them!

Can you say McCain = Business As Usual?

Meanwhile, the Republican attack machine is in full gear lying about spinning what Obama said such that they make it seem Obama feels Iran is less a threat than Switzerland. Luckily, half of American’s probably don’t know where Switzerland is, so that won’t fly.