McCain trying to get back at Obama today:
McCain criticized Obama for saying in Tuesday night's Democratic debate that, after U.S. troops were withdrawn, as president he would act "if al-Qaida is forming a base in Iraq."
"I have some news. Al-Qaida is in Iraq. It's called `al-Qaida in Iraq,'" McCain told a crowd in Tyler, Texas, drawing laughter at Obama's expense. He said Obama's statement was "pretty remarkable,"
Obama fires back and shows he is damn well ready to take on the GOP lie machine:
"John McCain may like to say he wants to follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of Hell, but so far all he's done is follow George Bush into a misguided war in Iraq,"
"I have some news for John McCain," Obama continued, "That's there was no Al Qaeda in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain" began the Iraq war, he said.
"They took their eye off the people who really were responsible for 9/11," he said.
Hell Yeah! Fighting back at distortions like this was something we didn't have in 2004. Obama has shown he is ready to take on the Republicans.