Here are two recent speeches from John McCain and Barack Obama. The audio is from conservative commentator Dennis Prager’s radio show. Obviously, he favors McCain, but I think he presents both candidates view fairly and accurately and asks some very valid questions that need to be answered (which will not be asked by the media who, in my view, love Obama) and understood by anyone who is concerned about the situation in Iraq and national security. You, of course, can make your own judgements, but if you are interested in what conservatives think – this should be helpful. If nothing else, watch the video at the bottom.
Since I’ve gone on and on about Barack lately, why don’t we start with John McCain:
-McCain and Obama had totally opposite views of the surge.
-McCain points out that Obama laid down his Iraq policy before meeting with Petraeus, visiting Iraq and Afghanistan, etc.
-Question: Why is Obama going to Iraq, if he already knows what he is going to do?
-Obama opposed the tactics of the surge – which are the exact counter insurgency tactics we need to use in Afghanistan.
-John McCain’s was critical of Bush and supported the surge long before it was popular.
Now – Obama’s speech that his just gave before leaving for Iraq (in one big chunk – 12 minutes or so):
-Obama claims that Bush and McCain don’t have a strategy for success in Iraq, rather a strategy for staying in Iraq.
If you made it through all that, here is a little break down of some of Obama’s statements on Iraq, the surge, and other national security concerns:
In my opinion, John McCain’s plan, at least makes some sense. I don’t have a clue what Obama actually believes about national security. Do you?