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McCain Responds to the NY Post’s Taheri

Amir Taheri’s column in today’s New York Post with included some stunning allegations against Senator Obama — specifically, that he was trying to pressure the Iraqi government on the issue of troop withdrawals. As Andy McCarthy noted in the Corner, McCain has issued this statement:

At this point, it is not yet clear what official American negotiations Senator Obama tried to undermine with Iraqi leaders, but the possibility of such actions is unprecedented.  It should be concerning to all that he reportedly urged that the democratically-elected Iraqi government listen to him rather than the US administration in power.  If news reports are accurate, this is an egregious act of political interference by a presidential candidate seeking political advantage overseas.  Senator Obama needs to reveal what he said to Iraq’s Foreign Minister during their closed door meeting.    The charge that he sought to delay the withdrawal of Americans from Iraq raises serious questions about Senator Obama’s judgment and it demands an explanation.

We’ll see if the MSM, now that it’s “turned” against Senator McCain, decides this needs to be covered.