"McCain Planned To Attack Obama If He Visited Troops Abroad"-Huff Po
NRO's Media Blog, calls it HuffPo Hackery of the Day. The Huff Po blather is based on David Kiley's statement:
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.
Only Kiley has had to retreat from his statement, because he had no corroboration. A spokesman for the McCain campaign gave three reasons why Kiley was not credible:
One, the McCain camp did not know Obama's schedule in advance- How could they have scripted a visit they knew nothing about?
Two, McCain has praised Obama for visiting the wounded at Walter Reed - Why would this visit be different?
and three, McCain himself has visited wounded soldiers -Why would he criticize Obama for doing what he himself does?
It's every bit as bogus as Obama's repeatedly playing the race card, casting himself as a victim before imaginary Republican criticism. Make up false charges about your opponent and argue against the straw man of your own imagination!
Cross Posted at Say Anything