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McCain camp tries to link McCain to Colombian hostage release.

By Ali Frick on July 10, 2008 at 9:05 pm

"McCain camp tries to link McCain to Colombian hostage release."

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Last week, when Colombia infiltrated the FARC to successfully free 15 hostages, Fox News falsely tried to tie the rescue to Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) visit to the country. On McCain’s official blog yesterday, Michael Goldfarb glibly insinuated that McCain’s leadership led to the rescue:

Obama’s running on his judgment, so it seems fair to point out that he hasn’t even left the country and he’s already causing a diplomatic row. Meanwhile, McCain goes to Colombia and a bunch of hostages are freed from a terrorist group in a daring raid. Read into that what you will.

Yesterday, McCain (jokingly?) told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that “I’m happy to tell you that I orchestrated the rescue of those hostages.”

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