Watch the mix up Monday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – It’s an unfortunate verbal stumble that’s plagued politicians, pundits and journalists - including CNN - this campaign season: the sound-alike names of the world’s most-wanted terrorist and the leading contender for the Democratic nomination.
Monday, the top executive of The Associated Press was the latest to make the slip. Dean Singleton was addressing a question to Sen. Barack Obama about the strategy he might use in a part of the world where many believe Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is still based.
“…Can you imagine shifting a substantial number [of troops] of Afghanistan - a substantial number to Afghanistan where the Taliban has been gaining strength and Obama Bin Laden is still at large?” Singleton asked the Illinois senator at The Associated Press annual meeting.
Obama himself corrected him, to the delight of the crowd. “I think that was Osama Bin Laden,” he said.
Singleton apologized for the gaffe, but Obama said the correction was becoming habit by now: “This is part of the exercise I've been going through over the last 15 months - which is why it's pretty impressive I'm still standing here.”
Dear Mr. hello April 14th, 2008 4:29 pm ET,
If Obama is not form the US, you are probably a native American, aren't you? A poor boy who doesn't even know his own origins!
Bums -both of them
NOSTRADAMUS READ UP ON THIS ELECTION. HIS PREDICTIONS HAVE BEEN 100% SO FAR. HE EVEN PREDICTED HITLER ,ONLY LEFT HIS L OUT OF HIS NAME. AMERICA BETTER WAKE UP BEFORE ITS TO LATE. HE PREDICTED THIS ELECTION TOO. LIKE HE SAYS THINGS CAN BE CHANGED ,BUT WE HAVE TO DO THEM. VOTE HRC.
His pastor is the problem. Not his name.
I am from Canada and I find ridiculous that some people find it funny that people are mistaking Obama's name with Osama. Only in America things like that are seen. People that say they would vote Mcain if Obama was the nominee are hypocrits. They are the same people that say they want the war to end and yet, are willing to vote for someone that wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years, someone that admited not knowing much about the economy. All of that, just because Obama is black....
CAROLINA. YOU ARE VERY CLOSE TO WHAT IS PREDICTED BY NOSTRADAMUS IF THIS ELECTION GOES O.B.
It was an honest mistake, he should have said: "NObama."
Some of the comments here are laughable
It is my hope that after the primary, who ever is the democratic nominee- Obama or Clinton, we would all rally behind s(he) to oust the Republicans and prevent a Buch Third Term.
Read: Obamas Iraqi Oil for Food connection, americnthinker.com Obama name was brought up in the Rezko trial today.
Obama 08 – we don't care what the AP or CNN thinks, big media's reign is over. SO is the Bush/Clinton dynasty
I DO NOT want Obama as our president. No thank you.
Mistakes happen...let's not try to read into this in any way...Please, we're not that ignorant......are we?
The only thing Obama can do is TALK, and with Hillary we will get action on day 1!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well handled Mr. President!
Singleton – If you can't get the news right – Get out of the news.
oops make that four, with McCain now added.
by the way, the so called bloger here called "gary," aka Hillary supporter and campaign staff (one can tell clintonites, they write in capital letters, like Billarys, they love attention).................. and the nostrademus stuff, pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzeeee
this is 2008, and if you know history and have studied abroad and read well, you would know what Nostradamus mean............
hellooo had to be a clintonite supporter..........incredible
Which one is the worsiest Dem Candiate, Obama or Clinton?
Clinton who mispoke about Bosnia or OBAMA who he insulted Americans, Jeremiah contoversy, Rezko controversy , his terrorist friend who attacked america in 9/11. Don't get fooled! No matter how Obama portrays himself as the man of hope he was still leaking.BEWARE by this man(very dangerous in our country).
smells just as sweet.
That is tact and grace. What do you think Billary? I mean Hillary.
Yes, Obama you're still standing there and Osama is still at large. But my Mama always taught me: Two wrongs don't make a right!
. . .How do people like Singleton qualify for executive positions?
Impressive indeed – Obama knows how to handle "gaffe's" with grace.
Obama is and will be the downfall of this country should be become our next president. God help us all!