Here is the first of a series of planned articles detailing the problems with the current candidates. Originally the first piece was on Obama and the FISA compromise, but this issue with McCain really got under my skin as I see it as a continual problem with Republican campaign tactics that I felt the need to write about first.
Problem with... McCain:
Lying on purpose or stupidity.
The latest attack on Obama is his supposed reversal of withdrawing troops from Iraq. McCain's attack is to argue that Obama has changed his mind and has adopted McCain's position on leabing an occupational force in Iraq -assuming we can get to the point where they are just an occupational force ala Japan and Germany and not really engaged in constant fighting.
But this is not true and they either know it or...
Yet, it's being spread around like gospel. Obama's big reversal. The fundamental problem is that Obama's position hasn't changed, it's just a lot more realistic than McCain's camp can wrap their heads around. Yes, the goal is withdrawal. But, how we go about that goal needs to be decided with the military advisors that are involved with the Iraq operation to ensure it goes well. It's as if the McCain camp believe that the day Obama is sworn in a swarm of helicopters will lift every troop out of Iraq.
Next Time: Problem with Obama
The Rational Moderate