- Since your called on Bush to admit his mistakes about the invasion and correct them, and he has done this with surge, doesn't it behoove you to similarly admit your mistakes in opposing the surge and altering your policy proposals accordingly?
- Given that the Iraqi government sees a benefit to a residual US presence in Iraq, and given that the US has peaceful garrisons of troops throughout the world--including other places in the Middle East, what makes Iraq different enough that you oppose retaining residual forces there?
- Given that al Qaeda is all but defeated in Iraq, polling throughout the Muslim world shows a marked decline in support for terrorist tactics for defending or advancing Islam, and that the United States has not been attacked since 9/11/2001, what is the basis for your claim that the war in Iraq has made Americans less safe?
- You have asserted that "victory" in Iraq is unachievable and even undefinable, and yet steady progress has been made in Iraq on security, political reconciliation, repatriation of refugees, oil production, and economic investment. Given this progress, don't you owe the American people a better attempt at what victory would look like and, if it doesn't look like this, what does it look like?
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Add These to the List of Questions For Obama
Abe Greewald has put together the list of questions that McCain ought to be asking Obama in a virtual debate about Iraq. Paraphrasing them: