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Andrea Mitchell Debunks McCain's Attack Ads On Obama's European Trip

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The earth spun slightly off from its axis on Monday, because Mrs. Alan Greenspan actually defended Barack Obama's European trip from John McCain's spurious attack ads.

MITCHELL: Did he make a bad call deciding not to go to Ramstein? He had every right to go to Ramstein, to visit the troops in Landstuhl. He had already been to visit the troops in Iraq. Without cameras, without an entourage. And he got-his people, rather-got so backed off by warnings from the Pentagon. Now please be careful, don't bring your military aide, because he's now a political aide. The Pentagon was way too aggressive probably in that. And they got so nervous: oh this is going to look political. And they were damned if they did or damned if they didn't. Let me just finish what I was saying...just this one point...there was never any intention-let me be absolutely clear about this-the entourage was never going to go. There was never an intention to make this political. But by tacking it on to the tail end of a political-the political leg of the trip, they opened themselves up they feared to the criticism, and if they'd gone, they'd be criticized and not going, they were criticized and the McCain commercial on this subject is completely wrong! Factually wrong.

Goodness, will wonders never cease? It begs the question, though, if these journalists, who accompanied Obama on his trip will similarly speak up for the truth of his trip and not just parrot McCain's fact-free slurs:

NBC: Brian Williams
ABC TV: Charlie Gibson
ABC News: Jake Tapper, Natalie Gewargis
CBS TV: Katie Couric
Christian Science Monitor: Tom Peter, Robert Marquand
Reuters: Caren Bohan
AP: David Espo, Brian Murphy, David Rising, Fishnik Abrashi
Washington Post: Dan Balz
New York Times: Jeff Zeleny
Wall Street Journal: Jay Solomon
Newsweek: Richard Wolffe
New York Post: Charles Hurt
Universal Press Syndicate: Richard Reeves
United Press International: Martin Walker
International Press Service: Julio Godoy, Peter Hirschberg

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