March 18th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
7 years ago

DNC takes aim at McCain over Iraq

The DNC is taking aim at McCain.

The DNC is taking aim at McCain.

(CNN) - While Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to battle it out for their party's presidential nomination, the Democratic National Committee is taking aim at the presumptive Republican nominee, John McCain.

In a Web video released Tuesday, the DNC seeks to portray the Arizona senator as "in lockstep from day one" with President Bush on Iraq. The one-minute video highlights several sound bites in support of the war from Bush, as well as former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney. It then shows McCain making nearly identical comments.

"After five years, we don’t need a third Bush term,” the ad states. "Bush and McCain: wrong then, wrong now."

The video's release comes a day before the five year anniversary of the start of the war.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (86 Responses)
  1. Jake, California

    It basically says that Obama is in the best solution to face McCain.

    Why, Hillary cannot make this argument against McCain because, hell yeah, she voted for the war and then recently endorsed McCain!

    Obama for president!

    March 18, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. Trollmaster, CA

    Republicans have been saying we've been wining the war in Iraq for the past 5 years now, and there's still too many Americans too stupid to believe them. A vote for McCain is like slitting your own throat. How long do the weak minded of our nation insist being fooled by the Republican traitors?

    March 18, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  3. Trollmaster, CA

    in response to Al

    What makes the DNC the be all, end all when it comes to whether or not the war in Iraq was right? They obviously think people care what they say way more than people actually do. We were RIGHT to invade Iraq, and we are RIGHT to still be there helping them build their new democracy.

    McCain 08.

    Saying we're right without anything to back it up makes your words mean nothing. No WMD, no Saddam/Al Quida ties, no threat to America. That makes this invasion wrong. And switching to the Saddam was a bad guy global police reason in the middle of the war is not an excuse either. Get a clue, it's people like you that are bringing this nation down by cheering on needless wars that are bankrupting America.

    March 18, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. Texas Tommy

    McCain is just like Bush. Unfortunately, so is Hillary. The only chance we have to break out of this disaster of GWB equals in with Obama.

    March 18, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  5. Jed in Texas

    Righty Tighty must be McBushies mother.

    March 18, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. Brian

    Why even have the election?????

    All Hail Emperor Bush!

    Go White Male Party..... GOP sweep congress in '08 and end the recession.

    March 18, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  7. MERLE7

    You have only to know the history of the bible (old testament) that war has been going on in the middle east since ancient times. bringing peace there is something the US will most likely never achieve,first the people in those nations will definately have to want it and work harder themselves to acheive it. Proverbs 20:18 says every purpose is estabished by counsel: and with good advice make war. What advice did Bush used ?

    March 18, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. Vig


    March 18, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  9. Beth Johnson

    Hey DNC – nice attempt to cover your own party's dysfunction. We all know who McCain is and what he stands for, because HE'S TOLD US AND HASN'T CHANGED. That's a little different than your candidates. They flip flop continuously and one of them has been a part of anti-American, anti-white, racist hate group church for 20 years, while the other will do anything to become president. Give it up!

    March 18, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  10. Willy

    Howard Dean +DNC = Laugh out loud comedy!

    March 18, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  11. Mike

    What is he doing in Iraq?
    He had better pay for this trip himself.
    he must be politically posturing.

    This just in, McCain is the head of the Senate Armed Forces committee. It's his job to go to Iraq.

    NEW RULE: You must have an IQ of 100 or better to be able to vote in this country.

    March 18, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
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