THORNTON, Colorado (CNN) - Barack Obama's presidential campaign is using former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan's new book attacking the Bush administration to take a swipe at John McCain, connecting what Obama calls "the failed Bush policies" to the presumptive Republican nominee.
"It's not news that this Administration engaged in spin and deception to lead us into a war that should've never been authorized and never been waged," Obama spokesman Hari Sevugan said in a statement.
"The only question now is do we continue George Bush's failed policy in Iraq or do we change it? John McCain is promising four more years of the exact same policy in Iraq that asks everything of our brave troops and nothing of the Iraqi government, while Barack Obama wants to begin a phased withdrawal of our troops and refocus our efforts on going after al-Qaeda in Afghanistan."
A senior aide declined a request to make Obama himself available for an on-camera comment.