This takes some real cojones. A short time ago on a conference call with reporters, Randy Scheunemann, McCain’s top foreign policy adviser, declared that Obama brings the same failed approach to Iraq as President Bush:

“We cannot afford to replace one administration that refused for too long to acknowledge failure in Iraq with a candidate that refuses to acknowledge success in Iraq.”

Scheunemann was, of course, a significant proponent of the Iraq invasion and as Josh noted the other day worked closely with Ahmad Chalabi and the other usual suspects in pushing the U.S. toward war with Iraq.