McCain blabs details of Obama’s trip to Iraq

Shocking display of indiscretion:

Republican presidential candidate John McCain commented on Friday on the unannounced timing of a high-security trip by Barack Obama to Iraq, saying he believed his Democratic rival was going this weekend.

But McCain’s spokesman said the Arizona senator knew nothing about Obama’s schedule. Obama said last month he would go to both Iraq and Afghanistan soon. But his campaign has given no dates, seeking to cloak the trip in a measure of secrecy for security reasons.

“I believe that either today or tomorrow — and I’m not privy to his schedule — Sen. Obama will be landing in Iraq with some other senators” who make up a congressional delegation, McCain said at a Republican fund-raiser.

Imagine the uproar if any Democrat ever leaked details of an upcoming trip to Iraq by Bush or Cheney or McCain or any of that crowd. There’d be hell to pay.

NOTE FROM JOHN: There’s a reason these trips aren’t announced in advance. We don’t want to give our enemies in Iraq a heads up on when to attack the coming American dignitaries. It’s beyond indiscrete. It’s obscene that McCain would leak something like this. Just more evidence that McCain is no longer the level-handed man that many once thought him.


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