Obama plans to keep up criticism of McCain for saying that troops in Iraq have “drawn down to pre-surge levels” in evening event, adding fuel to the fire that dominated Friday’s political conversation.
“Today, Senator McCain refused to correct his mistake. Just like George Bush, when he was presented with the truth, he just dug in and refused to admit his mistake. His campaign said it amounts to ‘nitpicking.'”
McCain camp responds: “If Barack Obama wants facts, we’re happy to have a debate based in fact: the fact is Barack Obama has refused to have a one on one meeting with General Petraeus…” Full statement here.
Earlier: McCain maintained he did not misspeak, his campaign characterized the argument as being over “verb tenses.” Read more here.