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McCain Hammers Obama Over Biden Comments


From CBS News' John Bentley:

(BELTON, MO.) – John McCain ratcheted up his attacks on Barack Obama's foreign policy credentials by using his running mate's words against him.

"If Sen. Obama is elected, Sen. Biden said, we will have an international crisis to test America's new president. 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," McCain said, referring to Biden's remarks at a fundraiser where he said "we're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

Biden went on to say that it may not be "apparent that we're right" at the time.

"Forget apparent," McCain said. "Sen. Obama won't have the right response, and we know that because we've seen the wrong response from him over and over during this campaign."

The Obama campaign responded that McCain approach to foreign policy has been "erratic."

"With our nation facing two wars and 21st century threats abroad, Sen. Biden referenced the simple fact that history shows presidents face challenges from day one," said Obama spokesman David Wade. "After eight years of a failed foreign policy, we need Barack Obama's good judgment and steady leadership, not the erratic and ideological Bush-McCain approach that has set back our security and standing in the world."

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