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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: John McCain says 9-11 terrorists came from Canada Reply with quote

John McCain says 9-11 terrorists came from Canada

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Updated Fri. Apr. 24 2009 5:29 PM ET

The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON -- John McCain is the latest high-profile politician to repeat the diehard American falsehood that the 9-11 terrorists entered the United States through Canada.

Just days after Janet Napolitano, the U.S. homeland security secretary, sparked a diplomatic ker fuffle by suggesting the terrorists took a Canadian route to the U.S. eight years ago, McCain defended er by saying that, in fact, the former Arizona governor was correct.

"Well, some of the 9-11 hijackers did come through Canada, as you know," McCain, last year's Republican presidential candidate, said on Fox News on Friday.

The Arizona senator's remarks prompted the Canadian embassy to immediately reissue remarks made earlier this week by Ambassador Michael Wilson, who reminded Americans once again that no 9-11 perpetrators came to the U.S. via Canada.

"Unfortunately, misconceptions arise on something as fundamental as where the 9-11 terrorists came from," Wilson said.

"As the 9-11 Commission reported in July 2004, all of the 9-11 terrorists arrived in the U.S. from outside North America. They flew to major U.S. airports. They entered the U.S. with documents issued to them by the U.S. government. No 9-11 terrorists came from Canada."

Embassy officials were also in touch with McCain's office to set the record straight. McCain recently visited the Canadian Embassy and had lunch with Wilson.

The normally reserved Wilson made his 9-11 remarks on Tuesday following a CBC interview in which Napolitano appeared to believe that the hijackers entered the U.S. from Canada.

She later said she had misunderstood a question asked during the interview and was well aware there had been no Canadian 9-11 connection, but added that the Canada-U.S. border had, in the past, posed a security risk to Americans.

The next day, Napolitano appeared at a border conference and suggested Canada was more lax in its immigration policies than the U.S., alleging Canadian authorities allow people into the country that would not pass muster south of the border.

Napolitano has also ruffled diplomatic feathers with her insistence that the Canadian border must not be treated any differently than the U.S.-Mexican boundary, where a drug war rages and countless illegal immigrants flood into America every year.

McCain expressed some sympathy for Canada on that front on Friday.

"The difference, obviously, is, with all due respect to the Mexicans, there's not corruption on our northern border," he told Fox News. "And, unfortunately, there is significant corruption, great corruption and drug cartels on our southern border."


LEAVE CANADA ALONE! - John McCain has lost my respect, and Secretary Napolitano is a twit!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like how they bury the lede and make this about McCain, a failed presidental candidate of the Eeevilll party, rather than Napolitano, an Obama apointee who's beliefs about border security have actual policy implications.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FF_Canuck wrote:
I like how they bury the lede and make this about McCain, a failed presidental candidate of the Eeevilll party, rather than Napolitano, an Obama apointee who's beliefs about border security have actual policy implications.


Fair enough, but what doe that say about McCain though? Repeating that garbage makes him just as bad as Obama's lackey!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McCain is nothing but a washed up politician staying around to make a lot of money just to show up to work and speak off a few useless lines. Worst Republican candidate Ever. When you start rallying a bunch of people with misconceptions to win an election, you know you got something wrong. The media should stop listening to McCain to get the conservative perspective and listen to Bush I. At least that guy had success.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's wrong with Arizona?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is truly disgusting that they say this. This is the New America, where political correctness come into play, they treat Canada the same as Mexico so they donít piss off the Mexicans.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is anyone surprised? This is a candidate who was chosen by the party brass purely on the basis of his appeal to the Democratic base. There are many reasons not a lot of Republicans bothered to vote for him. This is simply one of them.

PS. This should be a cautionary tale for all those who think the path to the majority lies through out Liberalling the Liberals.
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