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September 26, 2008

McCain on Afghanistan
Posted by Patrick Barry

What Obama said:

McCain has shown little interest in Afghanistan compared to Iraq, believing we can “muddle” through in Afghanistan.  After a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C., McCain was asked about the deteriorating scenario in Afghanistan.  He said, “There has been a rise in al Qaeda activity along the border. There has been some increase in U.S. casualties. I am concerned about it, but I'm not as concerned as I am about Iraq today, obviously, or I'd be talking about Afghanistan. But I believe that if Karzai can make the progress that he is making, that -- in the long term, we may muddle through in Afghanistan.” [McCain Speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, 11/5/03]

Afghanistan was completely ignored at the Republican National Convention, despite gravely deteriorating situation.
Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, in a harrowing assessment for West Point, said that Afghanistan “is in misery,” yet John McCain and his fellow conservative Republicans offered nothing to address this spiraling crisis.  Afghanistan went unmentioned in all the major Republican convention addresses, a glaring absence that echoes the Bush Administration’s neglectful policies toward the country, and the broader region. [General Barry McCaffrey, 7/30/08. President George W. Bush, 9/02/08. Senator Fred Thompson, 9/02/08. Senator Joseph Lieberman, 9/02/08. Mitt Romney, 9/03/08. Mike Huckabee, 9/03/08. Rudy Giuliani, 9/03/08. Governor Sarah Palin, 9/03/08]


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I think we should send more marines to afghanistan. And attack safe havens where the Taliban and Al-Qaeda are hiding.

Hey, McCain can say whatever he wants to say. Why can't you (Obama) not slam him, just once? Everything he says is all over the news and it gets old. i am an 8th grader, and have been listening to this stuff for a long time. it is getting old. stop slamming eachother, please?

I agree with Kendra. i am also an 8th grader. This stuff makes no sense to me. why must you keep slamming eachother? why be so mean? can't you dudes be nice to eachother for once? if you do that, then maybe more people will like you... and please take off at least a few of your campaign commercials. they ruin t.v. for a girl. i just want to get through something without hearin "McCain sucks!" or "Obama is all drama!" this stuff is getting so old guys! i will be happy when someone is being kind to eachother and not being so rude.-- thanks for listening

They have to be mean to get there voice heard. And i am a 9th grader and the commercials only are on for a few months who even watches commercials?

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