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McCain Heads To Israel & Europe

Posted by avideditor on March 10, 2008

i hope McCain is better to Israel than our current president. All I know is he is way better then the two alternatives.

McCain Heads To Israel & Europe: “

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Pictures: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, center, meets with U.S. Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, left, and Republican Sen. John McCain, right, in Jerusalem, Monday, Dec. 18, 2006.

You can say one thing about McCain’s advantage over the others’…he has contacts and friends overseas made in the official capacity as a U.S. Senator.

Fresh from sealing the Republican White House nomination, Senator John McCain will burnish his foreign policy credentials with a trip next week to Israel and Europe, his office said Monday.

Joined by two close Senate colleagues, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, McCain will visit Jerusalem on March 18, London the next two days, and Paris on March 21, according to a statement.

An Israeli official said Sunday that the senior US lawmakers would meet Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in Jerusalem.

A month ago, with the Republican race going on longer than expected, McCain canceled a planned meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London and an address at a German security conference.

But last week the 71-year-old Arizona senator, a veteran of debates on foreign and security policy, secured enough delegates to become the certain Republican nominee for November’s presidential election.

So while Democratic contenders Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continue to fight it out, the Vietnam war hero is free to hone his message that only he has the national security experience to lead the nation in troubled times.

On Friday McCain likened himself to Britain’s wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, in a new broadcast laying out a hawkish foreign policy of ‘no surrender’ to US foes including Islamic extremists.

(AP)

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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