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Your fear will get you killed

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood
in response to reader comment: The Manchurian Candidate

Submitted by a voice of reason (United States), Jun 23, 2008 at 11:45

How's that for a title? Come ON, people. In case you haven't noticed, money isn't the root of all evil. FEAR IS. Think of what fear makes humans do... war, lies, greed, intolerance, preemptive strikes...

Rocky said, "Isn't it better to be safe than sorry?" EGADS. Pull your head out, dude.

People who are afraid make really stupid decisions based on fear. I'm not afraid of Barack. Why on EARTH would I be afraid of a man who is intelligent, articulate, CALM... he's not afraid. Or haven't you noticed?

As for Barack Obama having grown up in a Muslim community... GOOD. If so, he has an innate understanding of how Muslims think, how they operate. All the better to DEAL WITH THEM EFFECTIVELY as the leader of our country. That in itself gets my vote. You think ...-Bush or McCain have any CONCEPT how to deal with Muslims? Obviously not. ...Bush was WAY out of his league when the terrorist attacks started. Have you ever watched the video of him in the schoolroom, reading to the kids, when the news of September 11 was whispered in his ear? You can see it on his face... "I'm in deep ... Now what do I do?" He didn't shed tears for those who were killed. He looked like a guy who just got busted and was facing something he couldn't handle.

Pathetic. Give me Barack Obama any day. His charisma is what this country needs in order to deal with prickly situations like Iran and Iraq.

He is a TRUE diplomat.

Vote for McCain, and this country will continued to be perceived as arrogant and out-of-touch. You want fear? NOW THAT'S SCARY.

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