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Obama’s Pakistan position endorsed by Bush in ’06.

By Matt Corley  

"Obama’s Pakistan position endorsed by Bush in ’06."

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In a segment today about Sen. John McCain’s misleading attacks on Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-IL) willigness to act against al Qaeda in Pakistan, CNN notes that President Bush took the same position as Obama in a 2006 interview with Wolf Blitzer. “Absolutely,” said Bush when asked if he “would give the order” to “kill or capture” al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan, even if the Pakistani government objected. Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/02/BushPakistan.320.240.flv]

CNN doesn’t note, however, that in a Feb. 10 interview with Fox News Sunday, Bush contradicted his ’06 comments by making the same misleading attack on Obama. “[H]e’s going to attack Pakistan,” Bush said of Obama.

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