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Old 08-15-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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Ben Dear: McCain's Iraq rhetoric ignores challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Despite the recent prominence of Afghanistan in the presidential campaign, John McCain continues to only want to talk about Iraq. He mentions the supposed success of the troop surge seemingly at every opportunity an attempt to exploit his early support of the surge as a perceived advantage over Obama, who opposed it. For example, when asked on the Today Show last month about his absence from committee hearings on Afghanistan, McCain countered that he has visited Iraq many times, and that he was right about the surge.

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Just as he forgot Afghanistan for Iraq, will he now forget Iraq for Georgia. This was written just before the conflict in Georgia erupted.

It has been posted and written in the press that McCain tends to remember and go with the last thing said to him. Hmmm we will see if this now includes wars. How many wars can he remember at a time?
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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"More fundamentally, by placing Iraq as the top priority, McCain neglects the critical threat in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and even undercuts his own proposals for the region. He recently acknowledged requests by military leaders in Afghanistan for three additional brigades, saying that they "must get them". However, McCain refuses to support a timeline for withdrawal in Iraq, despite the fact that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, has said there aren't enough troops "to send into Afghanistan until I have a reduced requirement in Iraq."
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Perhaps he'll forget Iraq for Georgia, but the bigger problem and easier correlation is that he'll forgo Georgia for Russia.
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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Musharraf's Very Long Goodbye - Yahoo! News (broken link)
There can be no doubt that Pervez Musharraf's nearly nine years in power are nearing a close. As the deeply unpopular president's opponents have steadily closed in, some of his key allies have abandoned his side. The powerful army he led for nine years shows no sign of intervening. And even the once guaranteed voice of support from Washington appears to have fallen silent, while the chorus calling for his exit continues to grow louder.

have they now also forgotten Pakistan? Does the Cheney/McCain/Bush consortium have any memory or is it selective?
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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McCain is just greatly incompetent. Add his age and that's not a good mix.
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