McCain was speaking at the University of Denver yesterday about arms proliferation. Elisabeth Bumiller from the New York times was in the audience; in fact she's been riding around with McCain on the campaign's bus and on the plane and in the blimp and the submarine and whatever other conveyeances Cindy probably owns.
What Bumiller had to say was this:
DENVER — Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, distanced himself from the Bush administration on Tuesday by vowing to work more closely with Russia on nuclear disarmament and by calling for a reduction in tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
In what his campaign promoted as a major speech on nuclear security policy, Mr. McCain told a largely friendly crowd at the University of Denver that he supported a legally binding accord between the two nations to replace verification requirements in the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or Start, which expires in 2009. The Bush administration has refused to accept such binding limits on nuclear weapons, which the administration’s critics say has created paranoia in Moscow. [emphasis mine.]
Well, watch this largley friendly crowd:
You won't get one whiff of that from the article Bumiller turned in. I call "HACK!" BTW, there's a certain paranoia here about McCain or nuclear or US bombing policies in general. You don't have to go all the way to Moscow.
Pass the cocktail weenies, please.
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