Monday, March 10, 2008

King's Congressional Opponent Calls For Apology On Obama Slam

Rob Hubler, Democratic candidate for Iowa's Fifth Congressional District, is called on "the incumbent" -- U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, to publicly apologize for his statement that if U.S. Senator Barrack Obama becomes president, it would be a greater victory for Al-Qaeda than the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

"To say Islamic extremists would be 'dancing in the streets' because of a possible American president's middle name is beyond comprehension," Hubler, a retired Presbyterian minister from Council Bluffs, said. "We have heard him call Joseph McCarthy an American hero and claim the streets of downtown Baghdad are safer than those of our nation's capital. But to say Barack Obama is a link to those who want to destroy the United States is the greatest of insults."

"Is this the representation western Iowans want to be known for? Will this rhetoric truly move our country forward," Hubler asked. "Nothing less than a public apology by the incumbent and admonishment by the U.S. Congress for his remarks is acceptable."

"Now we see the tactics of this Congressman for what they really are," Hubler added. "Continuous fear and demagoguery, all for the sake of extremism and dividing this country, is the foundation for his re-election campaign. This only serves our purpose of letting the people of the Fifth District know there is an alternative for Real Representation come Nov. 4."

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