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Obama & McCain – same planet, different universes

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LA Times On Monday, the Illinois senator was photographed in a helicopter touring Baghdad with Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the U.S. military commander in Iraq. On Monday, the Arizona senator was seen on television riding in a golf cart with former President George H.W. Bush at Bush’s oceanfront estate in Maine.
NY Times The Iraqi government on Monday left little doubt that it favors a withdrawal plan for American combat troops similar to what Senator Barack Obama has proposed, providing Mr. Obama with a potentially powerful political boost on a day he spent in Iraq working to fortify his credibility as a wartime leader. In an interview on “Good Morning America” on ABC, Mr. McCain talked about securing the ‘Iraq-Pakistan border’.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Barack Obama delivers a high-profile speech in Berlin. John McCain visits German restaurant in Ohio….’I’d love to give a speech in Germany. But I’d much prefer to do it as president of the United States rather than as a candidate for president,’ McCain told reporters after a meal of bratwurst.
Washington Post Obama’s [Democratic National Convention] speech happens to be scheduled for Aug. 28, the 45th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. McCain’s speech, on the other hand, will fall on Sept. 4, the opening night of the NFL season, which features a game between the Washington Redskins and the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

Thanks to 23/6

Pat Oliphant


One Comment

  1. Biased Web Site wrote:

    Gee, given all the press given to Obama, you’d wonder why McCain did anything at all.

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