John McCain sharpens his attack on Barack Obama one day ahead of their debate with his new ad, “Dangerous”. This follows the lead of the campaign chatter over the weekend, which resurrected Obama’s comments about American strategy in Afghanistan from over a year ago:
ANNCR: Who is Barack Obama? He says our troops in Afghanistan are
BARACK OBAMA: “… just air-raiding villages and killing civilians.”
ANNCR: How dishonorable.
Congressional liberals voted repeatedly to cut off funding to our active troops. Increasing the risk on their lives. How dangerous.
Obama and Congressional liberals. Too risky for America.
This is an effective line of attack, especially on the funding issue. Obama pledged not to let his opposition to the war get in the way of funding troops in the field, and yet he voted against that funding. He wanted to impose timetables for precipitous withdrawal on the Bush administration, which would have crippled the surge, the successful strategy that has stabilized Iraq. It was a monumental error in judgment as well as a betrayal of Obama’s promise to the troops.
Barack Obama is literally the Code Pink candidate. Jodie Evans is one of his major bundlers as well as being one of Code Pink’s founding members. Team McCain should take the time to explain that relationship, as well as Evans’ meetings with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez, Code Pink’s disruptive tactics, and its insistence on surrender and retreat from all of America’s fronts in the war.
Team McCain has four weeks left to make that case, and they’d better start soon.