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McCain, Adding Autobiographical Touch, Continues Criticizing Biden

From CBS News' John Bentley:

(HARRISBURG, PA.) - While John McCain has been hammering Barack Obama in recent days for Joe Biden's comments about how Obama will be tested by a foreign crisis when he becomes president, McCain added a personal detail to the story today.

"We don't want a president who invites testing from the world at a time when our economy is in crisis and Americans are already fighting in two wars. Sen. Biden referred to how Jack Kennedy was tested in the Cuban missile crisis. My friends, I had a little personal experience in that," McCain said.

"I sat in the cockpit of a flight deck on the USS Enterprise off of Cuba. I had a target. My friends, do you know how close we came to nuclear war? America will not have a president who needs to be tested. I've been tested my friends."

Biden was referring to the showdown in 1962 between the United States and Soviet Union over Soviet missile bases in Cuba when he said last week, "Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy."