John McCain’s latest television ad: “Troop Funding”
In a hard-hitting television ad, John McCain goes afer Barack Obama on foreign policy.
ANNCR: Barack Obama never held a single Senate hearing on Afghanistan.
He hasnâ€™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 thatâ€™s working.
McCain. Country first.
JOHN MCCAIN: Iâ€™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 Most of the U.S. forces used in the surge have already been withdrawn.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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