U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is accusing his
Republican rival, John McCain, of supporting failed Bush administration
Senator Obama Saturday touted his proposals to end the war in Iraq and U.S. dependency on foreign oil.
the Democratic weekly radio address, Obama said McCain's policies would
shortchange Americans by extending the war in Iraq at the expense of
repairing schools, roads and bridges.
Obama said billions of
dollars being spent on the Iraq war could be used to produce new energy
sources and create millions of jobs.
Senator McCain has accused
Obama of not understanding what is at stake in Iraq. He has criticized
Obama for opposing the U.S. troop surge, which McCain said has made
Iraq a stable ally in the Middle East.
Senator McCain has said
the U.S. must become energy independent. He has proposed expanding
offshore oil drilling and developing nuclear power, clean coal
technology and new energy sources.
Senator McCain is in Las
Vegas, in the western state of Nevada, where Saturday he is scheduled
to address a a group of disabled U.S. veterans.
Senator Obama delivered the radio address while vacationing in Hawaii.
Some information for this report was provided by AP.