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Fact Check: 10 Claims McCain Will Likely Make During Friday's Debate

Press Release Washington, D.C. 23 September 2008

Memo to the Community: The National Security Debate

Report 22 September 2008
This debate is the Commander-in-Chief test for both candidates. Senator McCain, by virtue of his military and congressional service, claims the mantle of experience; but he is tied to the Bush Presidency and still faces questions on his economic prowess and his temperament. He must show that his experience translates into superior knowledge and good judgment and that his approach won’t be four more years of the same. Senator Obama must show that he can hold his own with the Senate veteran and that he is ready to be Commander-in-Chief.
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McCain is Criticized for Position on Spain

News Boston Globe 19 September 2008

Spanish Missteps: McCain's Serious Foreign Policy Gaffe

Press Release Washington, D.C. 18 September 2008
Terrorism & National Security

A Bad Day for U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

Report 17 September 2008
After toppling the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Bush administration shifted its focus to Iraq – a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 – instead of finishing the job. Today, we are still paying for this terrible strategic mistake. In Afghanistan, the situation continues to deteriorate as the American commander asks for 15,000 additional troops on top of the increases already planned for later this year.
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5 Secretaries of State Agree: We Must Talk to Iran

Press Release Washington, D.C. 16 September 2008

Palin’s Reckless Comments on National Security Call Into Question her and McCain’s Judgment

Report 12 September 2008
In Governor Sarah Palin’s first public comments on national security, she was unable to define her own party’s national security doctrine, suggested that war with Russia might be necessary, and repeated a long-debunked canard about Iraq’s connection to the 9-11 attacks – the kind of out of touch, reckless, cavalier approach to national security that has characterized the last eight years.
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McCain Sketches Policy Blueprint

News The Politico 5 September 2008