McCain Condemns MoveOn, But Refuses To Criticize Boehner Over "Small Price" Remark

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Ana, on the McCain bus (it's hard to blog from your Treo), sends this in:

On the bus, McCain responded to John Boehner's remark that American lives were a "small price" to pay for a victory in Iraq.

Asked about it on the heels of his demanding that Democratic candidates "repudiate" the MoveOn.org Petreaus/Betray Us ad, he grimaced: "He misspoke. With all due respect, every American wounded or sacrificed is the greatest possible price to pay," and we should all be grateful, "particularly those of us who sit in relative safety while those young men and women are fighting."

Asked if Boehner's comments deserve the same level of condemnation as the Petraeus ad, McCain said no. "He misspoke, he didn't take out an ad... I'm not excusing him, I just think it's a different level."

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