McCain v. Obama Slugfest

Can John McCain be more pathetic:

This morning, U.S. Senator John McCain issued the following statement on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Barack Obama’s votes against emergency funding for our troops in harm’s way in Iraq and Afghanistan: “I was very disappointed to see Senator Obama and Senator Clinton embrace the policy of surrender by voting against funds to support our brave men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. “This vote may win favor with MoveOn and liberal primary voters, but it’s the equivalent of waving a white flag to al Qaeda.”

Nico reminds us of a conversation with Senator Webb who notes that McCain on the other hand pleas that we should not impugn the patriotism of the other side but then impugns the integrity those of us you think this war was a mistake on a routine basis.

The good news is that Senator Obama fired back:

This country is united in our support for our troops, but we also owe them a plan to relieve them of the burden of policing someone else’s civil war. Governor Romney and Senator McCain clearly believe the course we are on in Iraq is working, but I do not. And if there ever was a reflection of that it’s the fact that Senator McCain required a flack jacket, ten armored Humvees, two Apache attack helicopters, and 100 soldiers with rifles by his side to stroll through a market in Baghdad just a few weeks ago. Governor Romney and Senator McCain are still supporting a war that has cost us thousands of lives, made us less safe in the world, and resulted in a resurgence of al-Qaeda. It is time to end this war so that we can redeploy our forces to focus on the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and all those who plan to do us harm.

But it does appear that McCain can be even more pathetic:

U.S. Senator John McCain has issued the following in response to a statement by Sen. Barack Obama: “While Senator Obama’s two years in the U.S. Senate certainly entitle him to vote against funding our troops, my service and experience combined with conversations with military leaders on the ground in Iraq lead me to believe that we must give this new strategy a chance to succeed because the consequences of failure would be catastrophic to our nation’s security. “By the way, Senator Obama, it’s a ‘flak’ jacket, not a ‘flack’ jacket.”

Yada, yada, yada. Senator McCain is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Update: McCain aid gets even more childish:

And if you still don’t get it, a McCain aide blows away the anthill with, well, a rocket. “Obama wouldn’t know the difference between an RPG and a bong.”

Senator Obama spokesperson replies taking the high road:

“America doesn’t need juvenile name-calling from Washington, we need a commitment to end this war and bring our brave troops home.”

So with all this back and forth, what did Drudge report. The comments from the anonymous aide to John McCain – of course!