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AP: McCain Linked to Iran-Contra, ‘Nazi Collaborators,’ and ‘Right-Wing Death Squads’

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by StevenOtero, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    AP: McCain Linked to Iran-Contra, ‘Nazi Collaborators,’ and ‘Right-Wing Death Squads’

    Kyle Drennen
    News Busters
    October 7, 2008

    On Tuesday, an Associated Press article featured on MSNBC.com and briefly as a top headline on the popular internet homepage MSN.com was titled: “McCain linked to group in Iran-Contra case.” The subtitle read: “Organization had ties to former Nazi collaborators, right-wing death squads.” The article attacked a group founded by retired U.S. General John Singlaub: “The U.S. Council for World Freedom was part of an international organization linked to former Nazi collaborators and ultra-right-wing death squads in Central America. The group was dedicated to stamping out communism around the globe.”

    The AP appears to be getting its story tips from the Obama campaign, as Boston Globe deputy national political editor, Foon Rhee, reported: “The Obama camp today is sending around reports on Singlaub, founder of the US Council for World Freedom, which was involved in the Iran-Contra scandal during the mid-1980s and was criticized for supposed links to Nazi collaborators and right-wing death squads in Central America.” The AP article justified reporting on the tenuous McCain connection by explaining: “McCain’s ties are facing renewed scrutiny after his campaign criticized Barack Obama for his link to a former radical who engaged in violent acts 40 years ago.”

    In the article, General Singlaub is quoted and suggested that McCain had little or no involvement in the organization: “We had McCain on the board to make him feel like he wasn’t left out. It looks good to have names on a letterhead who are well-known and appreciated. I don’t recall talking to McCain at all on the work of the group.” Despite that explanation, the AP still thought it appropriate to suggest an equivalence between McCain’s ties to such an organization and Obama’s ties to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers: “The renewed attention over McCain’s association with Singlaub’s group comes as McCain’s campaign steps up criticism of Obama’s dealings with William Ayers, a college professor who co-founded the Weather Underground and years later worked on education reform in Chicago alongside Obama.”
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Holy moly! McCain is a Nazi?!?!?!?!!

    Or something.
  3. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Taken from the Daily KOS,and the AP ran with it.
    Nice source.
    Stop spamming the board with your non sense.
  4. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    It isn't my non sense, and just because I post it doesn't mean I am automatically backing the article.
  5. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    If you don't back it,then don't post it son.
    It's called clutter.
    That article is from a discredited entity.
    Rubbish,trash.
    Stop posting trash.
  6. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    Sorry son, that is not the way it works. Members post different sports columns that trash the Cowboys. Does that mean the members back those columns? Hell no.
  7. MetalHead

    MetalHead Benched

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    Oh,I see now.
    Is your judgement so clouded that you are unable to determine when a thread is so preposterous is not worth posting?
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Well he is a lefty so anything that makes McCain look bad is automatically OK.
  9. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    AP and The New York Times, birds of a feather.

    The American people are not going to believe such things about McCain; they know him. But they will believe the accusations against Obama because Obama has tried to hide his past still shrouded in mystery.

    If McCain wins, it will be because he gets people wondering about, and afraid of, what Obama is hiding.

    :rolleyes:
  10. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    What a joke the American press has become. Not to mention the lemmings that actually believe this bull crap. This is a story that says there is no story. What was the point?

    I don't remember high school children dressed in military gear swearing their allegiance to McCain for a school project. Obama is lining up his "brown shirts" before our eyes but liberals try to link McCain to Nazism.

    This whole election season is like a horrible nightmare.
  11. ZB9

    ZB9 Active Member

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    assuming the drivel in the story has a shred of non BS

    ...the organization in the article didnt attack the U.S.

    Obama's buddy was a domestic terrorist in the U.S., and has been unrepentant about it. Actually, he stated he should have done MORE. Yet, he was not persona non grata for Obama.
  12. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    No, I knew the article was BS. I wanted to see what others thought of it. In no way am I backing that article. I get your point though.
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Jason Garrett's Loudest Supporter Zone Supporter

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    I wouldn't have posted that with a gun to my head. Use better judgment.

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