Saturday, May 31, 2008

"Anyone Running For Commander-In-Chief Should Know Better"

Barack Obama unleashes tough criticism of McCain's lack of knowledge on Iraq today. "It seems like Senator McCain's a lot more interested in my travel plans than the facts," Obama said, "because yesterday - in his continued effort to put the best light on a failed policy - he stood up in Wisconsin and said, "We have drawn down to pre-surge levels" in Iraq. "That's not true, and anyone running for Commander-in-Chief should know better. As the saying goes, you're entitled to your own view, but not your own facts. We've got around 150,000 troops in Iraq - 20,000 more than we had before the surge. We have plans to get down to around 140,000 later this summer - that's still more troops than we had in Iraq before the surge. And today, Senator McCain refused to correct his mistake. Just like George Bush, when he was presented with the truth, he just dug in and refused to admit his mistake. His campaign said it amounts to "nitpicking.""

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