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FOX sees Obama's Powell and raises him an Eagleburger

Reported by Chrish - October 22, 2008 -

To counter General Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, and to pile on Joe Biden for his comments about a likely "international crisis" in Obama's first six months in office (which FOX has already misquoted into "an attack, guaranteed") Brian Kilmeade of FOX and Friends 10/22/08 hosted McCain supporter and former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger to talk up John McCain and talk down Obama and Powell's support.

What gets Eagleburger is not so much that Powell endorsed Obama, but that he waited so long and has a better chance of influencing votes this close to the election. "It stinks."
The financial meltdown has taken everyone's attention off of "everything else," especially the wars which McCain, he asserts, is better qualified to handle.

So FOX, fairandbalanced-style, rather than expose viewers to Powell and finding out why he supports Obama, instead brings on a Secretary of State who is NOT Powell, to reiterate his support for McCain. Hmm.

As long as we're talking endorsements, I haven't seen any mention of the news that a website associated with Al Qaeda has endorsed Senator McCain. Yahoo carries the report that

"Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.

The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, "impetuous" Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier," the message said. "Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush."

SITE Intelligence Group, based in Bethesda, Md., monitors the Web site and translated the message.

"If al-Qaida carries out a big operation against American interests," the message said, "this act will be support of McCain because it will push the Americans deliberately to vote for McCain so that he takes revenge for them against al-Qaida. Al-Qaida then will succeed in exhausting America till its last year in it."

Or, if there's a false flag event and Americans are led to believe it's Al Qaeda some Americans will vote for revenge. October's not over yet, and the Republicans are getting desperate. Just how desperate remains to be seen.