John McCain has done his best to portray Barack Obama as soft on terrorism. Obama, McCain claims, wants to talk to America's enemies without preconditions, which is practically the same thing as surrendering the nation to Middle Eastern loonies.
In fact, General Petraeus, our top man in Iraq, believes more or less the same thing. Here's a report on this development, courtesy of our friends at Talking Points Memo.
In an interview that aired on CBS last night, John McCain, when asked which three living people he'd like to have dinner with most, promptly chose General Petraeus. McCain frequently hails Petraeus as an "American hero."
McCain, however, might not enjoy that dinner so much if he heard Petraeus' views on one of the leading foreign policy differences he has with Barack Obama.
In a case of comically awful timing, Petraeus yesterday gave a talk at the Heritage Foundation in which he more or less echoed Barack Obama's views on negotiating with hostile foreign leaders -- views that McCain has repeatedly subjected to criticism and ridicule.
Asked by a questioner specifically about the disagreement on this topic that McCain and Obama had at Tuesday night's debate, Petraeus demurred a bit, but said: "I do think you have to talk to enemies."