Thursday, July 31, 2008

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

John McCain has a new ad out that criticizes Barack Obama for not visiting wounded American soldiers in his recent trip to Germany. You can watch the ad here:

Though the ad says Barack Obama did not visit the soldiers because he couldn't get cameras in to film the event, the truth is that the Pentagon thought that since the campaign was paying for Obama's trip to Germany, a visit to the soldiers was not appropriate.

Now comes this from David Kiley at Business Week:
What the McCain campaign doesn’t want people to know, according to one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend, is that they had an ad script ready to go if Obama had visited the wounded troops saying that Obama was...wait for it...using wounded troops as campaign props. So, no matter which way Obama turned, McCain had an Obama bashing ad ready to launch. I guess that’s political hardball. But another word for it is the one word that most politicians are loathe to use about their opponents—a lie.


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