AMMAN, Jordan -- 3:30 a.m. local time --

In the previous post, I noted Barack Obama, in an interview with ABC's Terry Moran, said if he had it to do over, knowing what he knows now, he would not support the U.S. troop surge in Iraq.

Moments ago, John McCain's presidential campaign released this statement via spokesman Tucker Bounds:

"Barack Obama admitted tonight that he would rather see failure in Iraq than concede that he was wrong about the surge. A candidate who places his political ambition ahead of our national interests does not pass the threshold to be commander-in-chief."

Mike Emanuel currently serves as chief congressional correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 1997 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.