McCain Rubbishes Obama's Aim to Withdraw Forces from Iraq; INTERNATIONAL
Republican John McCain in tensi Xed criticism of Barack Obama's vow to pull out of Iraq, saying the Democratic presidential candidate's plan would lay the Arab nation open to the kind of chaos that gripped it 18 months ago.
As Mr Obama prepares for his second trip to Iraq-he was last there in January 2006-Mr McCain said he found it "remarkable, remarkable somebody with no military experience or background" would have issued such a pledge without Xrst having gone to Iraq for a brie Xng with US commander, General David Petraeus.
Mr McCain, a former Xghter pilot shot down over Hanoi and who spent Xve years a prisoner in North Vietnam, is banking on his experience in military affairs and foreign policy to overcome voters' preference for Mr Obama as the candidate to best right the American economy.
The precipitous un ravelling of the US economy has become the number one issue with voters with a little more than four months before the November 4 presidential election. …