Sunday, July 6, 2008

McCain Camp's Response to Obama's 'Refining' his Iraq Policy

The following is the McCain Campaign's response to Senator Obama's statement that he may 'refine' his position on Iraq

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released the following statement from McCain spokesman Brian Rogers concerning Barack Obama's remarks on Iraq:

"Since announcing his campaign in 2007, the central premise of Barack Obama's candidacy was his commitment to begin withdrawing American troops from Iraq immediately. He campaigned in Iowa, New Hampshire and across the country reaffirming this pledge to the American people.

"Today, Barack Obama reversed that position proving once again that his words do not matter. He has now adopted John McCain's position that we cannot risk the progress we have made in Iraq by beginning to withdraw our troops immediately without concern for conditions on the ground. There is nothing wrong with changing your mind when the facts on the ground dictate it. Indeed, the facts have changed because of the success of the surge that John McCain advocated for years and Barack Obama opposed in a position that put politics ahead of country.

"Now that Barack Obama has changed course and proven his past positions to be just empty words, we would like to congratulate him for accepting John McCain's principled stand on this critical national security issue. If he had visited Iraq sooner or actually had a one-on-one meeting with General Petraeus, he would have changed his position long ago."

1 comment:

misanthropicus said...

Glibama's refining positions... remember Kerry's "nuancing"?
And here's more from today's CNN/McCain campaign:

"He [Obama] has held almost every conceivable position in the course of his relatively brief career in the Senate," said Randy Scheunemann, McCain's foreign policy adviser.
Obama maintains his stance has not changed and said Saturday that "every single word" he says is closely measured." [...] Speaking Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," Sen. John Kerry defended Obama and accused Republicans of avoiding "reality." [...]

Quite a bunch. Nuancing, refining - but, after all Glibama got his first shot at national exposure with the "I voted against it before I voted for it" electoral campaign.

Hope McCain will keep hammering this clown.