Did McCain Embolden Al Qaida?

mcjoan has a fantastic post applying wingnut logic to John McCain's cut and run in Somalia and how that "led" to 9/11:

[B]y his own logic, McCain and the party that forced the withdrawal of troops from Somalia are partly responsible for 9/11. Sounds pretty preposterous, no? Of course McCain isn't responsible. Bin Laden and al Qaeda are responsible. Terrorists like bin Laden do not need emboldening. . . . But if McCain wants to live by the McCarthyite sword, he should die by it. His attacks and smears of those of us who want to see this war brought to a responsible end as soon as humanly possible are reprehensible, as would be any effort to put the blame for 9/11 on him.
Here's McCain in 1993, demanding immediate withdrawal from Somalia:

As mcjoan asks, did John McCain cause 9/11?

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    This video is absolutely toxic for McCain. (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by andgarden on Tue May 01, 2007 at 10:00:59 PM EST
     Will the real Mr. "Straight Talk" please stand up?

    Also (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by andgarden on Tue May 01, 2007 at 10:01:21 PM EST
    Don't forget the similar one about Haiti.

    Come on people, think about this a bit (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Freewill on Tue May 01, 2007 at 11:45:45 PM EST
    We all know very well that Somalia does not produce rugs as well as Iraqi made rugs. Now if Somalia produced a high quality rug Senator McCain would have never had said the things he did in 1993.

    is this the mcdrudgereport? (1.00 / 2) (#6)
    by Miss Devore on Tue May 01, 2007 at 11:38:39 PM EST
    too much parsing in the blaghunt today--mccain caused 9/11 and Obama is a neocon. nice to see everyone is on their mettle.

    reminds me so much of when I worked in the medical sphere and had to suppress a giggle whenever I heard the term "radiculopathy"-my thought bubble would always spell it "ridiculopathy" = a sickness of ridiculousness.

    What? (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by andgarden on Wed May 02, 2007 at 12:24:28 AM EST
    did you even watch the video, or do you just want to say something disruptive?

    The Buhtler had no opportunity (none / 0) (#11)
    by Edger on Wed May 02, 2007 at 08:11:56 AM EST
    to watch it for her. He was too preoccupied plahtting with the chef to put hemlock in the morning tea.

    Heh (none / 0) (#12)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Wed May 02, 2007 at 08:27:23 AM EST
    If I were to write a parody comment of your style and substance, this would be the one.

    And it would be unfair of me because you are much much wittier than this comment and much more substantive when you choose to be.

    Sort of a MoDo style comment.


    but, but, but, but... (none / 0) (#1)
    by Edger on Tue May 01, 2007 at 09:41:34 PM EST
    that's different... Somalia wasn't threatening the US with nuclear weapo...... I mean, the president of Somalia didn't try to kill my da.....

    Never mind.

    A Very Useful Enemy (none / 0) (#4)
    by squeaky on Tue May 01, 2007 at 10:11:34 PM EST
    Brand name terrorism.   Like Coco Channel.

    Your link is bad (none / 0) (#5)
    by Edger on Tue May 01, 2007 at 10:19:08 PM EST

    Ranks up there with the created (none / 0) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Tue May 01, 2007 at 11:48:35 PM EST
    Giuliani commercial that Maher had on last Friday.  I am so tired of Repub talking tough points and I'm glad people are pointing out the stupidity behind them!

    mccain's hero, reagan (none / 0) (#10)
    by Turkana on Wed May 02, 2007 at 06:11:59 AM EST
    lebanon. 'nuff said.

    Choking on coffee ;) (none / 0) (#14)
    by Militarytracy on Wed May 02, 2007 at 09:37:03 AM EST

    He and McCain should have separate treason trials? (none / 0) (#15)
    by Edger on Wed May 02, 2007 at 09:57:11 AM EST
    I thought (none / 0) (#16)
    by Jen M on Wed May 02, 2007 at 02:30:16 PM EST
    congress wasn't supposed to micromanage the military.

    (not that I disagreed with him at the time)