McCain Team Takes Offensive on Iraq


On afternoon conference call, aides to the Republican pound the “total confusion” of Obama’s stance on Iraq.

Michael Goldfarb: “We have seen him all over the map in the last couple of weeks.” Says plan on Obama’s Web site does not match his rhetoric. “He is sending so many different signals to so many different people.”

Also calls 16-month withdrawal plan “not a realistic proposal.”

Randy Scheunemann: “There’s nothing less than total confusion about where Sen. Obama is on Iraq… the exact opposite of what we’ve seen” from McCain.

Again stresses that Obama has not been to Iraq in almost 900 days, and has never been to Afghanistan.

Obama response: “Senator Obama has consistently said that he would support residual forces to carry out discrete and well-defined missions.” Read more here.

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