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John McCain called out by CNN reporter Michael Ware

By Stone Martindale Apr 1, 2007, 22:31 GMT

John McCain called out by CNN reporter Michael Ware

Losing support-once "maverick" McCain EPA/STEFAN ZAKLIN

Senator John McCain was recently interviewed on Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room" and when he was asked his opinion on the war front, McCain stated the US is "beginning to succeed in Iraq".

Last week, when Wolf Blitzer challenged the Arizona Senator on CNN, he got an earful from the man once dubbed a maverick:

"That's where you ought to catch up on things, Wolf. General Petraeus goes out there almost every day in an unarmed Humvee. I think you oughta catch up. You are giving the old line of three months ago. I understand it. We certainly don't get it through the filter of some of the media. But I know for a fact that much of the success we're experiencing, including the ability of Americans in many parts. Not all, we have a long, long way to go. We've only got two of the five brigades here to go into some neighborhoods in Baghdad in a secure fashion," said John McCain.

CNN reporter Michael Ware responded from a remote live-feed, saying: “I don't know what part of Neverland Senator McCain is talking about when he says we can go strolling in Baghdad.”

During a live press conference in Bagdad, Senators McCain and Graham were allegedly heckled by the still incredulous Ware.

In a Drudge report posting, Matt Drudge claims that an official at the press conference called Ware’s conduct “outrageous,” and said, “here you have two United States Senators in Bagdad giving first-hand reports while Ware is laughing and mocking their comments. I’ve never witnessed such disrespect. This guy is an activist not a reporter.”

Senators McCain and Graham flew into Iraq and drove into Bagdad, making stops at an open market and a joint Iraq/American military security outpost before appearing at the press conference.

Michael Ware has expressed his views on the war last year in an interview with HBO Real Time's pundit Bill Maher, saying, “I've been given a front-row ticket to watch this slow-motion train wreck."



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