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First off, I'd like to say that just because you don't like Obama's stance on the Iraq war is no way a reason to vote for McCain. To say the Vietnam war was a fight for freedom is, in itself, an incredible fallacy. Vietnam was a response to the so called "threat" of Communism by paranoid conservatives. Vietnam was free before we went in and napalmed it all, and lost hundreds of thousands of soldiers in the process.
Second, I do agree that the Iraq war was for the better. Back when it meant something. Now, what used to be a war about freedom has become a clusterfuck of puppy-killing oppression of Iraqi people.
Third, this man is hardly a credible source of information. It is not disrespectful to call Iraq war a mistake. It IS a mistake. War is always a mistake. War is what happens when diplomatic relations breakdown and our leaders refuse to resolve things in a rational way. McCain i s pro-war IE supportive of the killing and rape and spending of trillions of dollars solely for the purpose of destruction. How is that a good virtue for a president?
Walk softly, but carry a big stick. Only use it when you absolutely have too. Not because you enjoy it.
Anybody remember Obama's promise to pull troops out of Iraq after 16 months of him being in office?
His whole campaign was based on that when he ran against Hillary. NOw......you hear nothing about it because everybody knows that putting a timetable on it like that is a disaster.Lack of good judgement.
Form the NewYorker
"Obama, whatever the idealistic yearnings of his admirers, has turned out to be a cold-eyed, shrewd politician. The same pragmatism that prompted him last month to forgo public financing of his campaign will surely lead him, if he becomes President, to recalibrate his stance on Iraq. He doubtless realizes that his original plan, if implemented now, could revive the badly wounded Al Qaeda in Iraq, reënergize the Sunni insurgency, embolden Moqtada al-Sadr to recoup his militia’s recent losses to the Iraqi Army, and return the central government to a state of collapse. The question is whether Obama will publicly change course before November. So far, he has offered nothing more concrete than this: “We must be as careful getting out of Iraq as we were careless getting in.” "