Quote from McCain:
We know what it takes to succeed in Afghanistan: a resolute commitment to the principles of counterinsurgency, which turned Iraq around during the surge. This won’t be perfect or easy, but it will allow America’s fighting men and women to leave Afghanistan with honor, and it will enable Afghans to build a better, more peaceful future.
I have to ask McCain …
- What’s more important to our fighting men and women — leaving Afghanistan “with honor” or staying alive?
- Why do Americans have to die to help Afghanistan “build a better, more peaceful future?”
McCain says he sympathizes with President Obama because “sending men and women into harm’s way is the most difficult decision that a commander in chief must make.”
Contrary to McCain’s desire to go in with guns blazing, Obama makes this statement:
Every time I sign an order, you know, I’m answerable to the parents of those young men and women who I’m sending over there, and I want to make sure that it’s for the right reason.
I’m not big on following war news, but it seems to me that somewhere along the way we’ve lost sight of the original goal — to get Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda.
Now, according to McCain, it seems to be all about helping Afghanistan build a more secure nation.
Am I missing something?