posted on Jul, 26 2008 @ 10:51 AM
He's pushing the boundaries of what is politically acceptable to say, but fundamentally, he's largely correct. He did support the surge at a
time when it could have cost him his political career and as it turns out, he was correct. Obama, meanwhile, opposed it and still opposes it (and
IMO, that latter fact is very troubling for his campaign in light of the results).
But again, while he doesn't actually accuse Obama of wanting to lose the war, he may be going a little too far in accusing Obama of basing his
stances on the war on political expediency (and that's a more accurate representation of his argument). He's on the borderline, but I think its a
fair attack, just barely.
Its clear what McCain is trying to do here, though. He's trying to force Obama to admit that McCain's longtime strategy, the Iraq surge, has
indeed been successful and was the right course of action all along.
[edit on 26-7-2008 by vor78]