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New McCain Robocall: Obama "Accused US Troops Of War Crimes"

11/24/2008 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

The McCain campaign has authorized another vicious robocall that claims Barack Obama and Democrats would cut off funds for the military, have accused American troops of "war crimes," and pose a threat to national security.

Two readers from Wisconsin reported receiving the call, narrated by Orson Swindle, a fellow POW and McCain friend, mid-afternoon Friday.

"Democrats attempt to cut off crucial troop funding," goes the script. "They accuse our troops of war crimes. And Senator Biden predicts Senator Obama will be tested. A weak president will indeed be tested. Obama and Democrat's politics endanger American lives. They are not qualified to lead our military and our country. When you vote, vote for the team that puts leadership, character and country first. John McCain."

A recording was posted on the website StopPoliticalCalls.org.

The text of the robocall includes some positive words about McCain himself, including note that the Senator was endorsed by over 300 military generals and officers. But it is hard to argue that this message -- that Obama and the Democratic Congress would be a danger to the country -- is not the most incendiary yet to come from the Republican ticket.

As always, if you have any insight or information (or, preferable, recordings) let us know.

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