Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My question for the candidates tonight.

When you become president, will you continue the government’s involvement and employment of Blackwater?

13 Comments:

Blogger FranIAm said...

That is one very good question- an excellent one.

October 15, 2008 3:05 AM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

A good question that will not be raised. The current financial madness has pushed many good questions out of the que. And considering that most Americans do not understand the deeper implications of using a military force not under the direct command of the military nor answerable to them, it is a question that will not be answered anytime soon.

My only hope is that our financial woes somehow trickle into the Iraq war. That in order for us to begin to get our financial house in order, the dollars being pissed down the drain over there will begin to dry up. That will help to cut Blackwater and their private army cohorts out pretty quick. No money, no hired guns.

October 15, 2008 4:30 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

I think you will find less business for outfits like Blackwater with Obama in place. There is still the Afghan thing that will need to be resolved but Iraq will go away as an issue in a year or two.
What we do about supporting the country we destroyed for no reason is another question altogether.

October 15, 2008 4:41 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Excellent question, although I'd expect something along the lines of a softball game instead. Pointed, direct, and honest questions in a "real debate" format remains a pipe dream.

October 15, 2008 5:08 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

There will never be a legitimately painful question asked in one of those made-for-teevee events ever.

October 15, 2008 5:54 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

What, you wanna get a brother killed?

October 15, 2008 6:14 AM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

Don't have a question for Obama, but I have one for McCain:

"Douchebagsezwhat?"

October 15, 2008 6:26 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Excellent question. I wish we had members of the foreign press asking some questions at these debates!

October 15, 2008 7:50 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Blackwater! Sounds so evil.

blackwater: n. Wastewater from household toilets, usually having gross faecal contamination.

blackwater fever: n. A serious, often fatal complication of chronic malaria, characterized by the passage of bloody, dark red or black urine.

I guess they really gave much thought to the name, it is apt.

October 15, 2008 8:54 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

great question.

i hope mccain loses his temper and froths at the mouth in front of millions.

October 15, 2008 9:34 AM  
Blogger Spartacus said...

I want to know when the NSA is going to stop warrantless eavesdropping of phone conversation of US soldiers and non-combatants in Iraq.

got this idea from an ACLU e-mail. This really is happening.

October 15, 2008 10:24 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

@Spartacus--I want to know when they're going to stop warrantless eavesdropping of civilians right here at home too.

October 15, 2008 11:19 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

Well, since the McCain campaign is all about relevance *cough* *bullshit* *cough*, I'd ask him if he thinks the conflict in Vietnam has ended... in his HEAD!

The McCain Doctrine: ab irato.

October 15, 2008 12:52 PM  

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