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Obama McCain Go At It As Hillary Fights To Stay In Race

February 27, 2008

The Presidential front-runners are in a war of words over the war in Iraq. John McCain took the first shot, criticizing Barack Obama 's comment that he would re-deploy troops to Iraq if Al-Qaeda was there.

"I have some news, Al-Qaida is in Iraq, it is called Al-Qaida in Iraq," said McCain.

"i have some news for John McCain. There was no such thing as Al-Qaida in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain decided to invade Iraq," said Obama.

Obama has repeatedly promised to bring U.S. troops home if he's elected while McCain has long been a supporter of keeping troops in Iraq.

It's an issue that's likely to stay in the forefront during the general election.

Hillary Clinton is notably absent from the scuffle. She's just fighting to
stay in the Democratic race, and she's counting on primary wins in Ohio
and Texas next week, to turn things around.

Mrs. Clinton is criss-crossing Ohio as she struggles to maintain a lead in
the polls that is dwindling by the day.

Both Clinton and Obama are targeting undecided blue-collar workers in northern Ohio where manufacturing is struggling to survive.

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