McCain Aide: Voters Don’t Listen to Maliki

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An unnamed senior McCain official responds to Saturday’s report that Iraqi PM Maliki supports Obama’s withdrawal plan.

Tells the Atlantic’s Ambinder: “His domestic politics require him to be for us getting out… Regardless, voters care about [the] military, not about Iraqi leaders.”

Official campaign statement: “Timing is not as important as whether we leave with victory and honor, which is of no apparent concern to Barack Obama.” Read full statement here.

Obama aide Rice: This presents an important opportunity to transition to Iraqi responsibility….” Read more.

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