John McCain Blames Obama For N. Korea’s Sony Hack That Killed The Interview

John McCain blames Obama for Sony hack

John McCain will blame President Obama for anything, but the Arizona senator showed how far he will go by blaming Obama for the N. Korean government’s hack of Sony.

In a statement, McCain said,

Recently reported intelligence findings that North Korea directed cyber-attacks at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Pictures’ decision to cancel the release of an upcoming movie in reaction to those cyber-attacks, are profoundly troubling.

By effectively yielding to aggressive acts of cyber-terrorism by North Korea, that decision sets a troubling precedent that will only empower and embolden bad actors to use cyber as an offensive weapon even more aggressively in the future.

But, make no mistake. The need for Sony Pictures to make that decision ultimately arose from the Administration’s continuing failure to satisfactorily address the use of cyber weapons by our nation’s enemies.

According to McCain, it is all President Obama’s fault that Sony had woefully inadequate cybersecurity. Sony isn’t alone in this area. One of the ways that many companies try to cut corners is by using a bare bones cybersecurity setup. In McCain’s view, it is also Obama’s fault that somebody at Sony went forward with a movie about assassinating the leader of a foreign country, and didn’t stop to this that this might cause some blowback. It is not Obama’s fault that Sony didn’t plan ahead and anticipate the possibility that impoverished N. Korea would turn to cybercrime in order to stop the release of the film.

By giving the hackers so much free publicity, the media also played a role in rewarding N. Korea’s crimes. I assume that McCain believes that the media coverage is also Obama’s fault. It is especially not Obama’s fault that Sony caved and killed the release of The Interview.

What McCain failed to mention was that President Obama has been proposing a budget that would make cybersecurity funding a priority for the past three years. Earlier this year, the president released a comprehensive cybersecurity plan.

Obama can’t make the private sector take cybersecurity seriously. Obama has been addressing the nation’s cybersecurity issues for years. It is Republicans like John McCain who have chosen to do nothing, but object to every presidential proposal. The bottom line is that it isn’t Obama’s fault that Sony pulled The Interview.

McCain’s statement is more proof that blind and bitter Obama hate causes Republicans to blame the president for everything, including the hacking of Sony.

29 Replies to “John McCain Blames Obama For N. Korea’s Sony Hack That Killed The Interview”

  1. John McCain lost all credibility when he dragged Snowdrift Snooki into the sane world in 2008.
    But sadly all you have to do is pull the string in his back and he either says “war, war, war” or its “Obama’s fault”.

    Sore loser idiot.

  2. McCain’s ignorance, and hatred of Obama trumps his patriotism. The hack on Sony is a IT matter specifically Information Security. Maybe is Sony had invested more in to it’s IT Information Security the hacks would have been thwarted. Sorry McCain, Sony, and only Sony is to blame for the hacks happening.

  3. So the blood gurgling sociopath want to go to war with North Korea over a movie?

    Thank you again to all the people who chose not to vote and putting this madmen in charge of the Senate Armed forces committee

  4. McCain is senile. The VA failed to diagnose him. Anyone that would put the United States in jeopardy like he did by running with a totally stupid embarrassment to women everywhere, quitter, ethics violator, liar, phony Christian. He lost his mind long ago. He still cant believe he lost. Id bet you Mccain doesnt even know how to operate a computer himself.

  5. The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy
    Sony and FBI Deny Connection to North Korea

    First of all, Sony and the FBI have announced that they’ve found no evidence so far to tie North Korea to the attack. 2 New reports, however, indicate that intelligence officials who are not permitted to speak on the record have concluded that the North Koreans are behind the hack. But they have provided no evidence to support this and without knowing even what agency the officials belong to, it’s difficult to know what to make of the claim. And we should point out that intelligence agencies and government officials have jumped to hasty conclusions or misled the public in the past because it was politically expedient.
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  6. Well, after choosing a brain-dead whack job for a running mate, we can tell how intelligent and qualified McCain is.

  7. Only a man whose viewpoint is up his rectum and through the maze of his intestines could come up with an explanation as convoluted as that.

  8. For all the times that the Sony Playstation network got hacked…

    you’d think that Sony would have their SH!T together by now.

  9. Johnny McCrabby still hasn’t gotten over the fact that he lost. And not just to any Democrat, but to a black Democrat. Younger and much more intelligent.

    That must burn his racist little heart every single day.

  10. McBitter needs to watch all the recent interviews with the co-founder of Anonymous who became and FBI informant to avoid jail time.

    No system is safe he says, including the so called cybersecurity firms who are making millions fooling people that their systems are protected…..

    Hector Xavier Monsegur . He was just on Charile Rose and also on Aljazzera America.

  11. If nothing else, this man represents why we should have term limits. He’ old. We are living in the age of technology and older people (me included) do not understand these things. He’s living in the past and doubt he even understood how all the planes he crashed even worked. It was obvious from his schooling he was a slow learner in his prime and should never have been put in any position of authority then or now. He showed his IQ when he picked Sarah Palin for a running a mate. He is no patriot – just in it for himself. The man is senile and in no mental condition to be making decisions for himself, let alone the security of our country. After seeing the candidates the GOP has ended up with, mental health testing needs to be a prerequisite for running for office…any age!GWB. Cheney. Mit. McCain. Perry. Cruz. Santorum. Palin. Bachmann. Goehmert. McConnell. And every person down to the dog catcher! Old Johnny still thinks the operator puts his calls thru!

  12. Every once in awhile this geezer has a lucid moment and reads something his daughter probably wrote about torture; then he falls back into senility and makes a totally absurd comment. .

  13. Shaking his fist, yelling at clouds. I wish President Obama would give the Republicans safety tips, like not warming up your car in a closed garage.

  14. The same people who thought it was impossible for fanatics to launch an attack in Benghazi because of a video…

  15. Did North Korea do it?

    Very little information comes out of North Korea, but that doesn’t mean we can’t draw some conclusions. Consider what a professional hacker thinks.

    “For something like this to happen, it had to happen over a long period of time. You cannot just exfiltrate one terabyte or 100 terabytes of data in a matter of weeks,” Monsegur said. “It’s not possible. It would have taken months, maybe even years, to exfiltrate something like 100 terabytes of data without anyone noticing.”
    Administration officials believe North Korea was behind the hack.
    “It could be. In my personal opinion, it’s not,” Monsegur said. “Look at the bandwidth going into North Korea. I mean, the pipelines, the pipes going in, handling data, they only have one major ISP across their entire nation. That kind of information flowing at one time would have shut down North Korean Internet completely.”
    “They don’t have the technical capabilities,” he said.

  16. Sour grapes. He’s s a bitter little short armed idiot.

    He hates PBO. He’s unhinged. He needs to be made to retire. All of these guys are the same. They cut the budgets or whatever, then when a problem arises, put it on President Obama.

  17. He has never recovered from losing to President Obama in 2008. Why we are still listening to him is beyond me.

  18. Where did every one read that McCain blamed Obama. I did not see it that way. What I saw was him saying the current administration should push for more cyber security. How any one thinks anybody but Sony could beef up Sony’s security is beyond me.

  19. Good grief, Obama has been trying to get cyber security in for the last 4 years. Who votes against it? The waffler McCain


  21. oh my god! these slimeball, degenerate republicans are already driving me crazy and they have not even begun the next congress. two years of this rightwing bullsh*t??? I think America is alreay having voter’s remorse.

  22. Why should they have remorse when 64% didn’t bother to show up? But if a IPAD comes out they will camp overnight at the store.
    We have met the enemy and he/she is us

  23. joel, are you smoking crack? Obama has been pushing for tougher cybersecurity for years… and JOHN MCCAIN HAS VOTED AGAINST IT EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!! god, you righties are the dumbest things on the planet.

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