McCain, Obama Go to War Over War in Iraq

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Republican de facto nominee hammers the Democratic frontrunner for debate comment suggesting Al-Qaeda is not a major factor in Iraq.

McCain in Tyler, Texas:

“I have some news. Al-Qaeda is in Iraq. Al-Qaeda is called al-Qaeda in Iraq…. I will not surrender to al-Qaeda.” Read full statement here.

Obama said Tuesday he would consider returning U.S. troops to Iraq after a withdrawal if Al-Qaeda established a base of operations there.

Mark Halperin

Counter-punch: Obama gives sharp, taunting response in Columbus, Ohio:

“John McCain may like to say he wants to follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell, but so far all he’s done is follow George Bush into a misguided war in Iraq that has cost us thousands of lives and billions of dollars and that I intend to bring to an end…. That’s the news, John McCain.”

Watch video above.

Read Obama campaign Iraq fact check here.

Get Joe Klein’s take on McCain’s comments on Swampland

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