by S-Q @ 10:50 AM MDT
Sun Apr 1, 2007 11:43am ET26
By Ross Colvin
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain toured a Baghdad market on Sunday and said afterwards the American people were not being told the "good news" about the war in Iraq.
McCain, a strong supporter of President George W. Bush's plan to send nearly 30,000 more troops as part of his new strategy in Iraq, said the media had a responsibility to report both the positive and the negative in the four-year-old war that is growing increasingly unpopular in the United States.
His comments come days after the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate joined with the House of Representatives in backing a timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq, a move McCain has said would set "a date certain for surrender".
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