“There’s no doubt that the surge has succeeded and we will be able over time to withdraw and come home with honor and victory, not in defeat.”
Senator John McCain
June 16, 2008
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Senator John McCain announces that we are indeed winning the War in Iraq and that Barack Obama was wrong and is wrong:
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In the video Republican presidential candidate John McCain highlighted his early support of the troop surge in Iraq. McCain says the U.S. would not be seeing success in Iraq if rival Barack Obama, who opposed the surge, would have had his way.
The McCain Campaign continued to hammer Obama today on his pre 9-11 mindset.
The Hill reported:
As the war of words between the two presidential campaigns is escalating, McCain advisers and surrogates unleashed some of their harshest language yet in describing Obama.
On a conference call with reporters, former CIA chief James Woolsey and others said Obama’s policy regarding the handling of terrorism suspects would create an opening for more attacks like those on Sept. 11, 2001.
Randy Scheunemann, McCain’s foreign policy adviser, said Obama represents “the perfect manifestation of a Sept. 10 mindset.”
“If a law enforcement approach were accurate, then you wouldn’t have had Sept. 11,” Kori Schake, a McCain policy adviser, said.
In an interview with ABC News, Obama referenced the first World Trade Center attack in 1993, and stated that it had not been necessary to put those responsible in a detention facility like Guantanamo but instead in U.S. prisons.
The campaign of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday accused Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) of being “naïve” and “representing the perfect manifestation of a Sept. 10 mindset” in his approach on how to treat suspected terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay.
Michael Goldfarb has more on the “9-10 Candidate” at The McCain Report.
UPDATE: Joe Hill has a thorough update on the amazing developments in Iraq.