Friday, May 2, 2008

McCain and staying in Iraq for 100 years

He's a petulant little man, isn't he?

He apparently had his dander up this morning at the Denver town hall over the new DNC ad highlighting his glib vow to stay in Iraq for 100 years. Said McSame,

"You have seen an ad campaign that is mounted against me that says I wanted to stay and fight in Iraq and fight for 100 years," McCain told about 300 people at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center.

"My friends, it's a direct falsification, and I'm sorry that political campaigns have to deteriorate in this fashion," McCain said.

The only "direct falsification" here is from John McCain. The DNC ad merely quotes the Senator. It's accurate and entirely fair. Watch the ad for yourself, is running a similar ad and, again, it simply uses McCain's own words.

McCain is claiming the ads imply he wants 100 years of war in Iraq, clearly neither does anything of the sort.

The fact that the McCain camp and the RNC have gone apoplectic over the ad means that it's working and that it has hit a key vulnerability. The push back we are seeing is completely out of proportion with the content of the ad. John McCain and the Republican Party know full well that the American public has no interest in staying in Iraq for 100 years, even if that somehow doesn't involved an active war.

Democrats need to continue to hang the Iraq albatross around the neck of John McCain, it's clearly working.

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