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First Petraeus, Now John McCain

2:09 PM, Jun 17, 2008 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Craig Gilbert reports that MoveOn and AFSCME have teamed up to attack John McCain for supporting a long-term troop presence in Iraq. The ad, which features an actress portraying a mother telling McCain that he "can't have" her son Alex for Iraq, is also airing in Michigan and Ohio.

During the fight over withdrawal from Iraq, MoveOn.org accused General David Petraeus of "cooking the books" for the White House and asked whether he was "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" The group's leaders were angry with Petraeus for claiming that violence in Iraq was on the wane when, according to the group, "the surge strategy has failed."