Once again, Obama distances himself from the statements of one of his advisers -- this time retired General McPeak:
The Obama campaign issued a statement dealing with McPeak. Here it is in full: "Senator Obama's longstanding commitment to Israel is clear to anyone who has reviewed his voting record, read his speeches or looked at his policy papers. As he has said, his support for our democratic ally Israel is based on America's national interests and our shared values. Neither Senator Clinton nor Senator Obama agrees with every position their advisors take, and in this case Senator Obama disagrees with General McPeak's comments.
Well, if McPeak is so opposed to the commitment to Israel and Obama is for such a commitment, what did McPeak see in Obama that made him want to join up?
How many advisers around Obama will he jettison as they come under some scrutiny and why didn't he vet them better before this?