"McCain surrogate: ‘The Muslims’ are ‘going to kill us.’"
During a phone call with Florida reporters today that was arranged by the McCain campaign, McCain surrogate Col. Bud Day defended the war in Iraq by arguing that “the Muslims have said either we kneel or they’re going to kill us“:
One of John McCain’s fellow POW’s in Vietnam defended the war in Iraq, saying, “The Muslims have said either we kneel or they’re going to kill us.”
In a phone call with reporters arranged by the McCain campaign, Colonel Bud Day added: “I don’t intend to kneel and I don’t advocate to anybody that we kneel, and John doesn’t advocate to anybody that we kneel.”
This isn’t the first time that Day, who was a member of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, has spoken on behalf of the campaign. Last month, Day was featured on a campaign conference call to pushback against comments Gen. Wesley Clark made about McCain. (HT: Greg Sargent)
The McCain campaign is refusing to disavow Day’s comments. In a statement to TPM, McCain spokesperson Michael Goldfarb simply said, “The threat we face is from radical Islamic extremism.”