McCain making money off Petraeus appearance?

Sen. John McCain has just sent out a fundraising e-mail based on today’s testimony by Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker.

“Today, I had the privilege to hear from General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker on the current state of the war in Iraq and the progress that has been made there. We owe these two patriotic Americans a debt of gratitude for their selfless service to our country,” he says in the e-mail letter.

McCain tells supporters to reject the “reckless and dangerous” call from his potential Democratic opponents, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, to withdraw troops. He also asks supporters to sign a “support our troops & their mission” petition, and includes a button asking for campaign donations.

All three of the candidates had a chance to question the architects of the Bush administration Iraq strategy, and they and the other senators used the appearances to score political points, but McCain has taken it a step further by fundraising off of it.

Here’s the bottom of the letter, with the fundraising button included:

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Source: Washington Times

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