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McCain calls for Obama to retract ‘air-raiding’ comment, despite making identical comments in 2000.

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In August 2007, Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) remarked that the war in Afghanistan “requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians.” Last night on Hannity and Colmes, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) called on Obama to “retract that statement,” saying, “that’s so insulting to the men and women who are serving in the military.” Watch it:

But McCain made virtually identical remarks about the U.S. military’s conduct in Kosovo during his 2000 presidential bid:

MCCAIN: In the most obscene chapter in recent American history is the conduct of the Kosovo conflict when the president of the United States refused to prepare for ground operations, refused to have air power used effectively because he wanted them flying — he had them flying at 15,000 feet where they killed innocent civilians because they were dropping bombs from such — in high altitude.

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