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Now that John McCain is campaigning against Barry, who has always opposed the war in Iraq, the Republicans’ presumptive nominee has a new anti-war ad. He says, “Only a fool or a fraud talks romantically about war.”

Okay. And then he proceeds to pretty much do exactly that.

And what is with the half-in-the-shadows lighting that can only be described as iconic early Beatles?

Related post: Recap: Iraq

Scott McClellan’s upcoming book, What Happened, is in the top spot at Amazon.com, four days before its official release. Early leaks and excerpts have had the White House in overdrive, trying to discredit McClellan’s harsh claims and the former news secretary himself. His critics have called him disgruntled, a turncoat and a sellout.

McClellan will be online tomorrow at noon at washingtonpost.com to discuss the book.

Republicans weren’t the only ones caught off-guard by the book. MSNBC reports, “Even some Democratic bureaucrats expressed surprise, saying that it is highly unusual for a former high-ranking staffer to turn on a president as McClellan has.”

An excerpt can be found here at NBC/MSNBC and Jonathan Yardley’s review of the book in The Washington Post is here.

 Related post: McClellan: Iraq was a propaganda campaign

FROM FOODPLUSPOLITICS.COM: Hillary Clinton’s taken to saying she and John McCain have experience they would bring to the White House while adding, “And Senator Obama has a speech from 2002.” If you’ve never read that anti-war speech, delivered two weeks before she voted to authorize the war in Iraq, the full text is at That Speech.

At the time of this writing, the number of American and Allied troops killed in Iraq is more than 4,000. More than 80,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed. This could have been avoided, of course, if our elected representatives hadn’t been so gung-ho to invade another country.

As Barry! put it at a town hall meeting in Caspar, Wyoming, “If it had been up to me, we would have never been in this war. It was because of George Bush, with an assist from Hillary Clinton and John McCain, that we got into this war.”

So let’s recap:

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