Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Reversal For McCain

John McCain, seeking the Republican nomination for president, on justice for Osama binLaden:

On October 23, 2007 at a weapons factory in Rochester, N.Y.: "I will follow Osama Bin Laden to the gates of hell and I will shoot him with your products."

On January 19, 2008 in Columbia, South Carolina: "My friends, I want to stand before you now and tell you that if I have to follow him to the gates of hell I will get Osama Bin Laden and I will bring him to justice. I will get him!"

John McCain, on July 25, 2008 (according to cnn.com), campaigning for the general election:

Sen. John McCain on Friday said as president he would consider bringing Osama bin Laden to justice through a Nuremberg-like international trial.

He told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "We have various options. The Nuremberg Trials are certainly an example of the kind of tribunal that we could move forward with. I don't think we'd have any difficulty in devising an international -- internationally supported mechanism that would mete out justice. There's no problem there."

Hell.... or The Hague? Apparently, John McCain isn't sure. Or he has conveniently changed his position for a general election audience.

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