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The LEFT is going wild with this story that John McCain “leaked” the fact that Obama would in Iraq this weekend.

Hell, everyone knows he is leaving for a foreign trip (taking the three major TV anchors with him) and that Obama promised to visit Iraq. Why wouldn’t one expect Obama to jaunt over to Iraq when he will be nearby in Israel and Jordan?

The RIGHT story is that Obama has ONLY been to Iraq one time and that was 922 days ago.

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John McCain’s latest television ad: “Troop Funding”

In a hard-hitting television ad, John McCain goes afer Barack Obama on foreign policy.

The script:

ANNCR: Barack Obama never held a single Senate hearing on Afghanistan.

He hasn’t been to Iraq in years.

He voted against funding our troops.

Positions that helped him win his nomination. Now Obama is changing to help himself become president.

John McCain has always supported our troops and the surge that’s working.

McCain. Country first.

JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain and I approve this message.

Ouch. This is going to leave a mark.

The television ad goes “live” in 11 battleground states and on national cable channels today.


Team McCain has just released a statement from the Senator about the television ad:

“Progress between the United States and Iraq on a time horizon for American troop presence is further evidence that the surge has succeeded. Most of the U.S. forces used in the surge have already been withdrawn. When a further conditions-based withdrawal of U.S. forces is possible, it will be because we and our Iraqi partners built on the successes of the surge strategy, which Senator Obama opposed, predicted would fail, voted against and campaigned against in the primary. When we withdraw, we will withdraw with honor and victory. An honorable and victorious withdrawal would not be possible if Senator Obama’s views had prevailed. An artificial timetable based on political expediency would have led to disaster and could still turn success into defeat. If we had followed Senator Obama’s policy, Iraq would have descended into chaos, American casualties would be far higher, and the region would be destabilized.”

McCain takes RIGHT after Obama who is attempting to “triangulate” his former anti-Surge Iraq War policy.

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Is this any indication that John McCain is seriously considering Mitt Romney as his Vice President?

“[I]n case you’ve been missing it, Mitt has been doing such a great job lately on my behalf, I said only half in jest, he’s doing a better job for me than he did for himself. And in case you missed it, as short a time ago as this morning, Mitt has been on the shows, not only defending, but standing up for the things that we believe in, are important to the future of the country. And I think you may know that Cindy and I and Mitt and Ann had the chance to spend some time together. And I knew Mitt, and I knew what an outstanding individual he is and what a wonderful family person, but I hadn’t had the chance to get to know Ann, who we all know is battling a disease and she is a woman of courage and beauty and grace. Scott [Romney,I thank you for being here and I thank you for the entire Romney family.”

To all of the Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin fans out there, this was after all a Detroit, Michigan event.

But, still…….

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Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) addresses the audience about electric vehicles during a campaign stop at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan July 18, 2008.

Did John McCain just call Barack Obama a socialist?

Well, sort of.

He also said Obama had the “most extreme” record in the Senate.

Asked later if he thought Obama was an extremist, McCain said: “His voting record … is more to the left than the announced socialist in the United States Senate, Bernie Sanders of Vermont.”

Does McCain think Obama is a socialist? “I don’t know. All I know is his voting record, and that’s what people usually judge their elected representatives by.”

The video is here (around 2:35)

Team McCain should take the opportunity with Obama leaving America to campaign abroad (sorry, partake in a “fact finding” mission) to pound Obama on domestic issue contrasts.

The fact is that Obama has a very left-wing voting record – the most left leaning of ANY Senator.

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