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Obama Fails Commander In Chief Questions
Though Sen. Barack Obama pushed back on Republican presidential nominee's assertion during the debate that the country's top military official categorized his Iraq withdrawal plan as "dangerous", during a July interview Admiral Michael Mullen warned that the consequences of removing all U.S. troops by 2010 "could be very dangerous."
"Admiral Mullen suggests that Senator Obama's plan is dangerous," said Sen. John McCain. "That's not the case," Obama interjected.
In fact, 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace asked Mullen to put Obama's plan aside and speak to the general consequences of removing all combat troops from Iraq within the next two years.
Mullen responded, ""I think the consequences could be very dangerous in that regard. I'm convinced at this point in time that…making reductions based on conditions on the ground are very important."
Four Times As Many Former Generals
and Admirals Support McCain
More than 240 retired generals and admirals have endorsed McCain, and veterans -- mostly older ones who fought in Korea and Vietnam -- form the backbone of his campaign's "victory centers." They travel the country to tell the story of McCain's imprisonment in Vietnam, they man phone lines, and they push fellow veterans to give McCain money and support.
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