Skip to comments.Source Says McCain Hopes to Meet with Gen. David Petraeus Before April Report to Congress - AP
Posted on 03/10/2008 6:11:18 AM PDT by blogsforthompson.com
Here is part of an article written by AP writers Dunbar, Quaid, and Gruver, that talks about the state of the race among Democrats and Republicans. This is the portion focused on the GOP, and in it we learn that sources are saying John McCain will make a trip to Europe and the Middle East "mid-March," and that he may return to Iraq and Afghanistan and hopes to meet with Gen. David Petraeus prior to his tetimony before the Congress in April:
On the Republican side, John McCain, a veteran Arizona senator and former Vietnam prisoner of war who wrapped up his party's nomination last week, was focusing on raising enough money to take on the eventual Democratic nominee in November's general election.
The Democrats have raised staggering amounts of money. Last month alone, Obama raised $55 million (euro35.67 million), and Clinton $35 million (euro22.7 million). McCain, in contrast, was on track to raise $12 million (euro7.78 million), according to his campaign.
McCain's schedule has been packed with fundraisers _ he held five in two days last week _ and he will continue to raise money in the upcoming week during a swing through the Midwest and the Northeast.
Also on his agenda: beginning the search for a vice presidential running mate, meeting with Republican congressional leaders to discuss his role in the Senate, consulting with advisers to lay the groundwork for specific policy proposals, and possibly making another trip to Iraq or Afghanistan to assess the situation.
A source familiar with McCain's plans said the trip would be for a week in mid-March to Europe and the Middle East; the source spoke on condition of anonymity because the Senate has not released details. McCain also said he hopes to meet with Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, before Petraeus gives Congress a status report on the war next month.
McCain would be wise to use these months to get light-years ahead of Barack on the issues. He can do it on Iraq. He’s hip-deep in the interrogation fracas and the FISA debacle. He will run circles around Obama in the debates.
Remember, McCain was also on the Robb Commission that investigated pre-war intelligence failures. He’ll make Barack look like a fool on that too.
Petraeus better watch his “six”... McLaim is an arch weasle.. and can turn you in a minute.. John is owned by George Soros.. Who SOros is owned by is yet to be determined..
I agree completely. This is where McCain must focus. National Security is where he can reveal Obama to be the far-left near pacifist that he is.
You start sounding like a KOSkid.
McCain is probably meeting with Petraeus to figure out what can be done if McCain wins. He probably figures if the RATs win more Congressional seats, they will vote to defund the war.
I would figure they would do that because they are not going to let McCain and the GOP keep it going for another 8 years.
They would much rather pin a defeat on the GOP. If Hillary wins, they will give her free reign to do as she wishes.
Main street McQueeg. LOL
The drivel is running down McLaims chin(s)..
He cannot win, you know.. Oprah wont have it, and DeGenerous would be livid..
Actually Geoerge Soros, a major supporter, of all three candidates wont have it..
Nope its the democrats turn at bat..
Weblicans are vwey vwey confused...-Fudd
McCain should ask the General to be his VP. THAT would be a winning ticket!
McLaim couldnt win if he had Barak Obama as his VeeP..
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