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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sen. John McCain Corrects Obama Hirohito Gaffe; Comments on Afghanistan Strategy - Video 12/1/09

Here is video of Sen. John McCain last night, correcting President Obama's Hirohito gaffe, and then commenting on Obama's Afghanistan speech.

Sean Hannity led into the interview with McCain by showing clips from Obama statements over the last two years regarding his view on the importance of Afghanistan, and his unwillingness to use the word "victory." He played the clip of Obama saying he is "worried about using the word 'victory,' because it invokes the image of Hirohito coming down and signing the surrender to MacArthur." Problem is, Japanese Emperor Hirohito did not sign the surrender on the Battleship Missouri.

When Hannity began talking to McCain, McCain began by correcting Obama's gaffe - "As I recall Emperor Hirohito never surrendered to Gen. MacArthur."

On Afghanistan, McCain said the surge can succeed there, but he criticized Obama's decision to set a date for withdrawal, which he said will make it hard to get Afghans to work with us due to fear they will be abandoned in 18 months.


slimming tablets December 3, 2009 at 5:53 AM  

I’m sure the media will jump all over this gaffe. But if Palin said this... Oh, my.

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