John McCain accused Barack Obama of refusing to visit the troops. However, Sen. Obama visited and talked with troops in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In a recent ad, McCain's campaign blurs the picture so that the viewer is unable to see Obama playing basketball with the troops.
What is McCain's record?
Here is a partial list of McCain votes that call into question his support for troops (Washington Post):
9/21/07--McCain Voted NO---Vote 346: H R 1585: Levin Amdt. No. 2898; To provide for a reduction and transition of United States forces in Iraq.
9/20/07--McCain Voted NO--Vote 345: H R 1585: Feingold Amdt. No. 2924; To safely redeploy United States troops from Iraq.
9/19/07--McCain Voted NO--Vote 341: H R 1585: Webb Amdt. No. 2909; To specify minimum periods between deployment of units and members of the Armed Forces deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
7/11/07--McCain Voted NO--Vote 243: H R 1585: Hagel Amdt. No. 2032; To limit the length of deployment of members of the Armed Forced for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
7/11/07--McCain Voted NO-Vote 241: On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Webb Amdt. No. 2012; To specify minimum periods between deployment of units and members of the Armed Forces for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
3/29/07--McCain Voted NO-Vote 126: H R 1591: H.R. 1591, As Amended; U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, and Iraq Accountability Act, 2007
5/4/06--McCain Voted NO--Vote 112: H R 4939: H.R. 4939, As Amended; Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006
4/26/06--McCain Voted NO--Vote 98: H R 4939: Akaka Amdt. No. 3642 as Amended; To provide an additional $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for Medical Services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.
3/16/06--McCain Voted NO--Vote 67: S CON RES 83: Kerry Amdt No. 3143; To prevent the imposition of excessive TRICARE fees and co-pays on military retirees.
3/16/06--McCain Voted NO--Vote 63: S CON RES 83: Stabenow Amdt No. 3141; To provide an assured stream of funding for veteran's health care that will take into account the annual changes in the veteran's population and inflation to be paid for by restoring the pre-2001 top rate for income over $1 million, closing corporate tax loopholes and delaying tax cuts for the wealthy.
This is by no means a complete list of McCain's votes. With close examination, it is obvious that McCain doesn't support the troops.