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McCain’s Brother Says McCain Would Chase Bin Laden Across Borders — Echoing Obama’s Position October 6, 2008

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At a campaign event in Virginia over the weekend, John McCain’s brother, acting as a McCain surrogate, told a crowd that McCain would pursue Osama Bin Laden across the border into a country that hadn’t granted us permission to do so, according to a tape made by a Democratic tracker that we’ve obtained.

McCain, of course, has ridiculed Obama for taking just that position with regard to Pakistan. And McCain recently had to disown comments by Sarah Palin, in which she expressed the same sentiment (albeit about Pakistan specifically) as the brother, Joe McCain, now has.  Source Article

Biden sends off son’s National Guard unit October 3, 2008

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October 3, 2008
Posted: 11:06 AM ET

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DOVER, Delaware (CNN) – Joe Biden spoke briefly but emotionally Friday morning at the deployment ceremony for his son Beau’s Iraq-bound National Guard unit.

“I’ve come here many times before,” Biden told the 261st Signal Brigade as they stood in formation. “As a Delawarean, as a United States senator. But today I come as you prepare to deploy as a father. A father who got some sage advice from his son this morning. “Dad, keep it short, we’re in formation.   Source Article

Palin Gets Afghanistan Commander’s Name, Strategy Wrong October 2, 2008

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Jason Linkins

October 2, 2008 10:11 PM

Sarah Palin gets wrong both the commanding general in Afghanistan’s name and position.

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Biden’s appearance at son’s deployment not political, aides say October 2, 2008

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Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor October 2, 2008 12:38 PM

Sarah Palin took some heat for, in critics’ eyes, injecting politics into the deployment ceremony of her eldest son Track, headed to Iraq.

Now, her Democratic counterpart Joe Biden is treading carefully not to open himself to the same questioning, the Washington Post reports.

Biden plans to speak Friday at the deployment ceremony of his son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, 39, a member of the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps. He might serve as an army prosecutor in Iraq. Biden aides said that the event was not political and that he was speaking as a father and senator, not a candidate, the Post reports.  Source Article

Unearthed Video: McCain Pushed Bush Iraq War Agenda Two Months After 9/11 September 30, 2008

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Jed Lewison

September 30, 2008 04:58 PM

Recently unearthed video shows that just two months after 9/11, John McCain was not only fully aware of the Bush Administration’s Iraq War Agenda, but also that he actively helped make the argument for war.

In an interview broadcast November 28, 2001 on ABC News Nightline, McCain:

* Said that the Bush Administration would build a case for military conflict with Iraq, and expressed his support for such action Source Article

Barack Obama on the Debates in Greensboro, NC September 27, 2008

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Obama spoke to a crowd of 20,000 about John’s McCain’s debate performance and failure to mention the middle class in last night’s debate.

Biden: Debate is about national security philosophy difference September 26, 2008

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September 26, 2008
Posted: 03:08 PM ET

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CUDAHY, Wisconsin (CNN) – Joe Biden says that Friday night’s debate been Barack Obama and John McCain is a “big deal” because it will illustrate the candidates’ fundamentally different national security philosophies, with Obama arguing that McCain isn’t willing to spend the money needed at the local level to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks.

“I want to tell you, give you a little preview,” Biden told firefighters and their families at a fire station fish fry. “The fundamental difference between John and Barack and me and John is this: if you’re talking about security, it starts at home in addition to protecting our troops abroad and giving them everything they need.”   Source Article

Obama Launches Ad Touting His Support Among Veterans September 26, 2008

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Sam Stein

September 26, 2008 11:05 AM

Barack Obama is out with a new campaign ad that includes a cadre of veterans — including 2006 congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth — vouching for the Senator’s foreign policy and proposals for Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Our Troops Don’t Get a Time-Out for the Financial Crisis September 24, 2008

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Jon Soltz

Posted September 24, 2008 | 05:56 PM (EST)

So, because there’s a financial crisis, Senator McCain cannot take 90 minutes to address how he will face challenges around the world, including how and when he will send American troops to fight, and possibly die.

Wow. Troops would sure love that luxury.

Unfortunately, though, insurgents in Iraq don’t stop shooting at us, or setting IEDs, because our Commander in Chief needs a breather to figure out Wall Street.

Al Qaeda in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region don’t send our troops notes that read, “Hey, I hear you guys are tied up with Wall Street. Your President needs to concentrate on other things, so we’ll give you a break. So, to make things easier on you, here’s our coordinates.”

Nor do our troops get a few days to figure out how to hold onto an area we’ve secured, if there’s an unexpected attack. Sometimes we need to deal with multiple flare-ups at once in any warzone. We’d sure love a time-out, but sadly, the world isn’t such a nice place that it gives us that kind of pity. Source Article

Biden Rips McCain On Zapatero Gaffe In Barnburning Speech September 24, 2008

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Sam Stein

September 24, 2008 12:20 PM

Joseph Biden, in a barnburner speech Wednesday morning, attacked John McCain on all aspects of foreign policy — including the Republican’s unwillingness to commit to a meeting with the prime minister of Spain.

“Last week, John McCain said he would not meet with the leader of Spain. Now folks, he would not meet with the leader of a NATO ally. A NATO ally who has Spanish forces in Afghanistan, who has forces fighting side by side with the U.S.” said Biden. “Ladies and gentlemen, what kind of judgment is that? What kind of bluster is that? Ladies and gentleman, John McCain’s notion about how to deal with our allies as well as adversaries is something I just don’t understand. How in God’s name will we deal with Russia, without a united NATO. Ladies and gentleman, John McCain has gotten it wrong on so many fundamental issues.”

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