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McCaskill: McCain Undercutting Pres Bush

From The Hill:


Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at a campaign stop in Union, Mo., Wednesday, July 30, 2008. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., bottom left, listens.

McCaskill says McCain undercut Bush on Georgia

By Klaus Marre
08/17/08 

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Sunday accused Republican presidential candidate John McCain of undermining the Bush administration with his tough talk on Russia.

I think John McCain’s reaction to what happened in Russia did not reflect well on the position he should have taken, and that is one of understanding we have one president in this country, and that Secretary of State Rice and President Bush need the support of both presidential candidates in a very tricky time as it relates to Russia and the neighboring states that are trying to establish democracies,” McCaskill said of the Arizona senator’s reaction to the conflict between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia.

McCaskill, who is one of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s (Ill.) top surrogates, also said some of McCain’s responses to the crisis appeared to be aimed at the general election and not helping the situation in Georgia.

“I think him doing press releases and sending some of his political allies to Georgia — I think some of it began to ring like a political campaign instead of principled and strong diplomacy,” McCaskill said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“They accused Barack Obama of being presumptuous for going to Europe and meeting with our allies,” McCaskill added. “What is presumptuous is to try to undercut in any way the very difficult and tricky work that President Bush and Secretary Rice are trying to do right now.”

Here’s a how-do-you-do.

An Obama surrogate complaining about someone undercutting that cowboy war-monger Bush.

“What is presumptuous is to try to undercut in any way the very difficult and tricky work that President Bush and Secretary Rice are trying to do right now.”

And yet Ms. McCaskill said nothing when top Democrats like Nancy Pelosi declare that we have lost the war in Iraq.

Surreal.

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