Now how is it hopeless, y else is Sarkozy all of a sudden in love with Barack Hussein
We're trying to have an intelligent conversation here "bruh." Follow the example and join in.
For the record, Fox's congressional correspondent filed this story acknowledging that while Obama made no real errors in his overseas tour, he gained foreign policy credibility away from John McCain this week because of several mistakes made by the presumptive Republican nominee:
What has them so enthused in what can only be described as a series of self-inflicted wounds on what before this week was indisputably John McCain’s strongest suit - his ability to talk persuasively about the way to win the war on terror in the twin battles of Iraq and Afghanistan.
McCain made several errors this week in matters fundamental to understanding how and when both wars began and finished the week coming within a hair of embracing Obama’s 16-month timetable for US troop withdrawals.* On July 21st, McCain said on Good Morning America that the situation was tough in Afghanistan, particularly, he said, “given the struggle on the Iraq-Pakistan border.”
* On July 22 in an interview Katie Couric of CBS, McCain said the troop surge President Bush ordered in January 2007 and which didn’t reach maximum tactical deployment for months after led to the so-called Sunni awakening or uprising against Al Qaeda in Iraq terrorists. While the surge no doubt gave greater confidence to Sunnis over time, the awakening began in the fall of 2006 with the moves against AI Qaeda by a collection of high-profile tribal sheiks.
* On July 23, McCain said the surge wasn’t really about more troops, but counter-insurgency tactics. And yet the political credit McCain seeks for the turn-around in Iraq is based principally on his advocacy if the surge - meaning more troops to carry out counter-insurgency missions. To say the surge wasn’t really about more troops undercuts much of McCain has tried to tell the public about what has changed in Iraq and why.
* On July 24th, McCain called Iraq “the first major conflict since 9/11.” Tell that to Hamid Karzai, current President of Afghanistan and brought to power by the US-led defeat of the Taliban in the months immediately following 9/11.
* And Friday on CNN, McCain said 16 months for a troop withdrawal from Iraq is “a pretty good timetable.” His campaign said McCain meant it was good so long as conditions on the ground warranted troop withdrawals. But the damage was done. Just check the profusion of blog posts in the hours immediately after the CNN interview with McCain.Source: FOXThe Obama campaign and the DNC is preparing an easy-to-follow guide to these McCain fumbles to assist any and all Obama surrogates in the coming debate over national security, Iraq or Afghanistan. Contrasting one or more of these against McCain’s contention that he alone “knows how to win wars” is likely to become a familiar TV jousting tactic.
Obama responds to McCain's attempts to criticize his trip:
Source: MSNBC"It's hard for me to understand Sen. McCain's argument. He was telling me I was supposed to take this trip. He suggested it, thought it was a good idea," the senator told reporters, some of whom were seated on the ground in front of him and or standing on the sidewalk across.
"John McCain has visited every one of these countries post-primary that I have. He has given speeches in Canada, in Colombia, Mexico," he continued. "So it doesn't strike me that we've done anything different than the McCain campaign has done, which is to recognize that part of the job of the next president and commander-in-chief is to forge effective relationships with our allies."
From a column addressed directly to McCain in the Chicago Tribune:
Memo to John McCain: You're probably kicking yourself right about now for goading Barack Obama into getting out to see the world ...
... at a time when Obama is putting foreign relations, one of your strongest issues, on center stage, it is an odd time to come across as Small-town John.
Last edited by ink; 07-26-2008 at 06:20 PM.
What kind of world do we live in where JOHN McCAIN has a realistic chance to become the next president of the United States?
I think Obama Should Win, John Mccain is too much like Bush
This makes no sense because we do have good relations with other countries, and everything will get worse with Obama so he actually wants a downfall of evrything you just mentioned. I'm telling you a lot of people will be doing backflips in the european streets if he wins and for reasons opposite of what you think