Biden: McCain would put urgent global issues aside

April 15, 2008 9:50:32 AM PDT
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden says Republican Senator John McCain would continue President Bush's practice of pursuing the war in Iraq at the expense of other urgent global issues. In remarks prepared for delivery at Georgetown University today, the Delaware Democrat says -- quote -- "When it comes to Iraq, there is no daylight between John McCain and George W. Bush. They are joined at the hip."

He says there will be no change in Iraq with a McCain administration so Americans will have a profound choice in November.

McCain, the certain Republican presidential nominee, backs Bush's policy in Iraq and favored last year's increase in U.S. troops in the country.

Biden dropped out of the Democratic presidential race after Iowa's January 3rd caucuses. He has not taken sides in the contest between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination.