Friday, March 28, 2008

Say What? Obama Compares Election to Bataan Death March

This guy's not ready for unscripted reality TV:

"For those of you who are just weary of the primary, and feeling kind of ground down or that it's like a Bataan death march, I just want everybody to know that the future is bright," Sen. Barack Obama told a group of fundraisers in New York on Thursday, according to a pool report.

What will we tell the veterans?

That Obama was joking?

Some joke, Obama...

During the march from Mariveles, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, to San Fernando, 55 miles away, 76,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war were bound, beaten, or killed by their Japanese captors. Some were bayoneted when they fell from exhaustion. Some were forced to dig their own graves and were buried alive. Only 56,000 prisoners reached camp alive. Thousands of them later died from malnutrition and disease. In August, 1945, the Russian Army liberated the prison camp in Mukden and the first Americans they saw were at the Harbor of Darien, Manchuria, when the U.S. Navy loaded the prisoners aboard a ship for the long-awaited trip the U.S.A.

Not funny, Obama.

Not funny at all.

And a piss-poor excuse for an analogy, to boot.

I expect a half-assed apology by the end of the day.

But will it be enough?

Could it ever be enough?

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


Blogger SUGARTHEGIRL said...

I'm wondering if the apology even ever came or hell if anyone even called him on it. :( Am I right in guessing, no? :(

11:38 AM  

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