This morning on Fox and Friends, John McCain went after Hillary Clinton for her “call for surrender in Iraq.” Obama may not be up to it, but at least someone is going after her in the strongest terms. McCain’s remarks aren’t up on his website yet, so here’s the full text of what his campaign has been emailing around:
“[I]’ve been paying attention to — believe it or not — to the Democrat debate, and I’ve got to tell you, I am absolutely astonished that Senator Clinton, a leading candidate on the Democrat side says she wants to surrender in Iraq, she wants to wave the white flag. After all the sacrifice we’ve made in this surge, which everybody knows is succeeding, she wants to surrender and bring the troops home and set a date for withdrawal. That’s going to be a big subject, I hope, [at tonight’s Republican candidate debate] and throughout this discussion, because if we do what she wants to do, al-Qaeda will defeat us, and al-Qaeda will tell the world that they’ve defeated the United States of America. I have never, never in American history heard of a leading candidate for President of the United States who wants to surrender to the enemy.”
As for that last sentence, it does raise questions about whether McCain has ever heard of George McGovern. Then again, McCain was otherwise occupied in 1972.