July 18, 2008: McCain TV ad accuses Obama of shifting Iraq views (AP)

  • “While Barack Obama wants to change American foreign policy to wind down the war in Iraq and address the grave threat posed by a resurgent al-Qaida and Taliban in Afghanistan, John McCain offers this patently misleading negative ad,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said. “Given his calls for a civil campaign, it’s disappointing that Sen. McCain has slipped so easily into the same, tired campaign tactics that have become so familiar to the American people.”