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Barack Obama And The Surge — New & Improved Answer Needed

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If Barack Obama’s message team draws one lesson from his foreign jaunt, it almost assuredly should be this: When he finally shares a stage with John McCain, he’s got to provide a better answer than he’s been offering on whether last year’s surge in U.S. troop deployment in Iraq can be considered a success and whether he was wrong to oppose it….

He can’t concede the latter; the base of the Democratic Party would never stand for it. But he’ll need to parry the grilling he can expect on the matter from McCain — the surge’s most notable political advocate — more deftly than he did when pressed on the subject by CBS’ Katie Couric in an interview that aired Tuesday.

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Written by Ridgeliner7

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 7:19:57 PM

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