war on terror
No hope for peace. John McCain says the US could be in Iraq for the next hundred years, has resisted any timetable for withdrawal and says that victory in Iraq is a necessary precursor to success in Afghanistan.
Barack Obama wants to withdraw US troops from Iraq within the next 16 months and send them all to Afghanistan for as long as it takes. Senator Obama says:
“When John McCain said we could just muddle through in Afghanistan, I argued for more resources and more troops to finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11,”... “And I made clear that we must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights.”