"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

UPDATED: What if we were attacked today?

So let me get this straight. McCain wants to postpone (cancel?) the debate on Friday with Obama because of the financial crisis? So does that mean that, were he President during this crisis, he couldn't deal with foreign policy issues at all? He couldn't respond if we were attacked by our enemies (of which the GOP constantly remind us want to "destroy our way of life")? He would be incapable of responding to a natural disaster like Ike? He would be too consumed by the financial issue to address other pressing issues of State?

Or is it that there is no upside in appearing on stage with a dynamic, well-spoken, fully-prepared opponent? An opponent whose command of the issues is so much broader and deeper that McCain's that he realizes there is nothing to be gained by even showing up to the event?

It's the job of the President to manage simultaneous, seemingly intractable issues without breaking a sweat. It's a core part of the job of Commander-in-Chief! If McCain isn't up to that job, perhaps he should withdraw from the race for real instead of just acting a part for the cameras.

Incompetence or fear? Pick one, America.

Jack Cafferty agrees with me. He says "Have the debate!"

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