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What they're saying about McCain's health care plan - but the campaign isn't telling you

The Democratic party has been running commercials featuring a speech in which John McCain said of the years American troops could be in Iraq: "Maybe a hundred...that'd be fine with me."

What McCain really said:  "That's be fine with me -- as long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed."

So for a campaign that has complained incessantly about McCain's words being taken out of context, it took a few liberties of its own when it dispatched rave reviews of his health care plan unveiled Tuesday in Tampa.

What the campaign said The Wall Street Journal said: "John McCain delivered another speech yesterday on health care that offered a sophisticated set of policies that could lead to some of the most constructive changes to the system in decades."

What the Wall Street Journal really said: "For a man whose heterodoxies have no doubt triggered GOP heartburn, John McCain delivered another speech yesterday on health care that offered a sophisticated set of policies that could lead to some of the most constructive changes to the system in decades."

Very subtle. Check out the "maybe a hundred" moment here.

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No comparison - McCain's clause directly related to the statement and removing it was misleading. The WSJ preface referred to his votes on other issues over many years. Sorry Beth, you libs struck out here - your logic makes no sense.

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