Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama breathes fire, McCain shows restraint:

Who is right?



Comment:

Obama: "I'm going to send 2-3 additional brigades to Afghanistan ... because AlQaida and the Taliban have safe havens in Pakistan, across the border in the Northwest Regions ... and although under George Bush, we've been ging'em 10 billion Dollars over the last seven years, they have not done what needs to be done to get rid of those safe havens - and until they do, Americans here at home are not going to be safe."

McCain: " ... if you’re going to aim a gun at somebody ... you’d better be prepared to pull the trigger ... You don't say things out loud, if you have to do things, you have to do things. This area, on the border, is not been governed since the days of Alexander the Great. I have been to Waziristan, I've seen how tough that terrain is, it's ruled by a handful of tribes ... "


Two-Three additional brigades? Governor NWFP said just yesterday they'll have to massacre half the population of Afghanistan/FATA to eliminate Taliban.

Out of the two, McCain knows the realities on the ground better, but Obama is going to win. It's experience against adrenaline induced exuberance - and exuberance always wins.

However, the aim is the same. They only differ on strategy, though McCain is the wiser of the two.

In the long run none will win, regardless of who wins the US Presidential race.


(Title courtesy Dawn)