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Team Obama Calls McCain’s Georgia Stance ‘Belligerent,’ Yet ‘Roughly The Same’ As Theirs

Sometimes on Obama’s campaign, the left hand…

Obama backer and former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, appearing on CNN: “John [Roberts], with all due respect, I would dispute what you just said. Senator McCain and Senator Obama have roughly the same positions. it’s the Bush administration that was behind the curve. “

…doesn’t know what the further left hand is doing.

Obama adviser Susan Rice, appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Tuesday night, accused McCain of responding irresponsibly. “Barack Obama, the administration and the NATO allies took a measured, reasoned approach,” she said. “We were dealing with the facts as we knew them. John McCain shot from the hip, very aggressive, belligerent statement. He may or may not have complicated the situation.”

So… Obama’s response was the same as the Bush administration’s, which was behind the curve.
Does that make it an admission that their own response was behind the curve? Well, later on in that interview, Holbrooke said, “The situation was evolving, Obama’s statement, which came immeidately was a place holder statement as the situation moved. He was on the plane, out of touch on his way to Hawaii. As the situation developed, he clarified, moved his position forward.”


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