Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fall Preview: Obama on Detainees and Afghanistan

Here's an excerpt from Barack Obama's prepared comments on national security, via Memeorandum:

The people who were responsible for murdering 3,000 Americans on 9/11 have not been brought to justice. They are Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and their sponsors – the Taliban. They were in Afghanistan. And yet George Bush and John McCain decided in 2002 that we should take our eye off of Afghanistan so that we could invade and occupy a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. The case for war in Iraq was so thin that George Bush and John McCain had to hype the threat of Saddam Hussein, and make false promises that we’d be greeted as liberators. They misled the American people, and took us into a misguided war.
This is a perfect example of extreme left-wing political grandstanding, which serves as your classic fall preview of Democratic retreatist attacks.

Obama's argument's not well reasoned, of course, as Max Boot has shown his his essay, "
Obama and 9/11."

More later...