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08-27-2008, 09:02 AM
McCain Says Obama Is Confused About America's Global Standing (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/26/AR2008082603859.html?hpid%3Dtopnews&sub=AR)
Republican Continues To Stress Foreign Policy

By Michael D. Shear
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 27, 2008; Page A23

PHOENIX, Aug. 26 -- Sen. John McCain on Tuesday accused Sen. Barack Obama of not believing in America's role as a world leader and of being confused about the nation's moral standing, the latest attack on the Democrat's foreign policy credentials. McCain said Obama has not challenged criticism from other countries about America's greatness, and he ridiculed the Democrat's call for "a world that stands as one" in his Berlin speech last month.

"The Cold War ended not because the world stood 'as one,' but because the great democracies came together, bound together by sustained and decisive American leadership," McCain said to members of the American Legion at their 90th annual national convention here. An Obama spokesman said it was ridiculous to think the Illinois Democrat does not believe in American world leadership and accused McCain of breaking his vow to run a respectable campaign.

"The 'confusion' here is between John McCain rhetoric that no one's love of country should be questioned and the reality of his campaign's daily, false, personal and detestable attacks on Senator Obama," spokesman Hari Sevugan said. "But it's not a surprising tactic from John McCain, who is offering four more years of Karl Rove's playbook to distract from his plan for four more years of George Bush's failed policies, which have left America far less secure and shredded our alliances in the world."

McCain and his campaign have repeatedly sought to question Obama's foreign policy judgment and experience, even as the candidate insists that he is not challenging his opponent's patriotism. Last month, McCain accused Obama of putting his desire to win in November ahead of the lives of soldiers. "It seems to me that Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign," he said. Tuesday's speech was an equally tough, if broader, portrayal of Obama's worldview. In his address to the veterans, McCain said that Obama was "the picture of confidence" in Berlin, but that "confidence itself and confidence in one's country are not the same." His prepared remarks listed the sentence as beginning with "confidence in oneself."

08-27-2008, 02:58 PM
Obama Is Confused About America's Global Standing

Yep - without a clue. :rolleyes: