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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review July 24, 2008 / 21 Tamuz 5768

Obama's Iraq Trip Backfires on McCain

By Roger Simon


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | John McCain should have been careful what he wished for.


He goaded Barack Obama into going to Iraq and Afghanistan. He said that Obama talks about Iraq all the time, but hadn't actually been there for years.


The Republican National Committee ran a clock on its Website showing the days, hours, minutes and seconds since Obama was last in Iraq. (It grew to more than 900 days.)


And when Obama gave a speech talking about how it might be a good idea to withdraw some U.S. combat forces from Iraq in order to shift them to Afghanistan, McCain quickly pointed out that Obama had never even been to Afghanistan.


So what happens? Obama goes to Iraq and Afghanistan and — surprise! — it gets huge news coverage.


As I write this, the first three stories on the Yahoo! News political newsfeed are all from The Associated Press, and they are:


"Obama: Iraq now needs a political solution."


"Obama vows to work for Mideast breakthrough."


"Analysis: Foreign tour is media bonanza for Obama."


The McCain campaign is very angry at this. I know this because it has sent out an e-mail that is titled: "The media is in love."


The e-mail reads: "It's pretty obvious that the media has a bizarre fascination with Barack Obama. Some may even say it's a love affair. ... The media is in love with Barack Obama. If it wasn't so serious, it would be funny. Regards, The McCain Campaign."


This reminds me very much of a day in 2000, when I was riding on the George W. Bush campaign bus in South Carolina and his top aides were campaigning about how the media were in love with John McCain.


The aides called it the "McCain Swoon," and they were very angry about all the good publicity McCain got because he had been a POW, and he was a maverick and told funny stories on his "Straight Talk Express" bus, and how the media were totally in the tank for him.


The news media love the next new thing. McCain was the new thing in 2000, and Obama is the new thing in 2008. It doesn't mean the new guy is going to win the election — McCain did not win eight years ago — but it does mean he gets a lot of attention.


And it must be painful for the McCain campaign to watch the news these days: Barack Obama goes to the Mideast and stands around with troops, and it's big news. Obama meets with generals, and it's big news. Barack Obama shoots a basket, and it's big news.


But he is doing exactly what the McCain campaign told him to do: Obama is going to the foreign countries he has been talking about and getting experience.


Be careful what you wish for.

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